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5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

    From Harvard Business Review, Rich Fernandez offers five recommendations to help build resilience in a work environment.  Rich writes: More than five decades of research point to the fact that resilience is built by attitudes, behaviors and social supports that can be adopted and cultivated by anyone. Factors that lead to resilience include optimism; the [...]

By |2016-07-12T06:34:13-04:00July 6th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who tries can succeed 

  From The Guardian, Susanna Rustin discusses the concept of a growth mindset and how some may take it too far.  While Susanna acknowledges that those with whom she spoke agreed with the evidence that a growth mindset can help learning, she identifies areas in which some may have taken the idea too far.  She [...]

By |2016-05-31T05:31:15-04:00May 25th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who tries can succeed 

To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

  From Harvard Business Review, Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson discuss the damage to the B&O Railroad Museum and how its director led the community through the crisis by telling the story - what happened and what would follow and included himself in the story.  Harry and Martha praise his efforts and say that during a crisis, a leader [...]

By |2016-05-11T05:54:00-04:00May 18th, 2016|Storytelling|Comments Off on To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence

  Medicalxpress shares information that suggests that parents attitude towards failure may affect their child's mindset.  Children were more likely to have a fixed mindset if their parents had negative attitudes towards family. In one study, the researchers asked 73 parent-child pairs to answer a series of questions designed to tap into their individual mindsets. [...]

By |2016-05-04T05:53:15-04:00May 11th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

  From Education Week, Evie Blad discusses Angela Duckworth's book and talk at the Education Writers Association.  Evie note that Professor Duckworth's concept of grit and its correlation with success has gained a lot of attention from educators.  Evie writes:  Perhaps most interesting for educators, the book asserts that grit can be developed both by individuals within [...]

By |2016-05-04T05:53:22-04:00May 4th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

5 Storytellers

  From Forbes, Carmine Gallo discusses 5 types of storytellers that you will meet in business.  Some of the storytellers that Carmine describes are: Storytellers Who Ignite Our Fire These are the leaders who inspire us to reach higher. They light up our spirit and make us believe that we, too, can accomplish the impossible. Storytellers who [...]

By |2016-04-24T12:05:23-04:00April 10th, 2016|Storytelling|Comments Off on 5 Storytellers

The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

  In 1998, I read Every Leader Tells a Story and it immediately validated what I had been doing -- I had been telling stories to my staff, so much so that they were giving me a hard time about it.  But I knew that stories were more memorable and conveyed messages so effectively.  Recently I [...]

By |2016-04-24T12:05:25-04:00February 24th, 2016|Storytelling|Comments Off on The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

Pete Carroll: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’

  From The Seattle Times, Jayson Jenks talks about Angela Duckworth's visit with the Seattle Seahawks and their coach Pete Carroll.  Pete had watched Angela's talk about grit and had felt strongly that grit could be taught, while Angela was less certain.  Pete contacted Angela and she spent a day with Pete and the Seahawks.  Jayson writes: [...]

By |2016-02-14T08:35:20-04:00February 10th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Pete Carroll: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’

Stop Saying “You are so Smart”

Carol Dweck's work teaches us to praise effort instead of intelligence. This shift requires a change in language.   Lord Yeung shares the following terrific infographic that offers 30 things to say instead of saying "You're so Smart".     Thanks to schoolhousedivas for creating this infographic.    

By |2016-01-17T11:58:27-04:00January 20th, 2016|Creative Problem Solving|0 Comments

Why attitude is more important than intelligence?

From Performance Magazine, Cezarina Barbieru discusses the importance of having a growth mindset and positive attitude.  She recommends strategies for developing a growth mindset.  Cezarina writes: Following the below-mentioned strategies, one could improve or develop the right mentality and a growth mindset: Be passionate. People who are not as naturally talented as others can make up in [...]

By |2016-01-17T12:00:11-04:00December 23rd, 2015|Grit|0 Comments