We have written about psychologist Carol Dweck and her ideas on developing a growth mindset, an attitude that embraces challenge and ongoing learning, in past blog posts. In an article in Planet Expat, Dweck connects the idea of the growth mindset to professional development. Workers who embrace a growth mindset typically have certain qualities: they’re eager to learn new things, open to feedback, flexible, willing to collaborate, and not afraid to make mistakes. People who bring these qualities to the workplace will also develop their own professional skills and contribute to the success of the organization.
Read Dweck’s article to learn more about how and why to bring a growth mindset to your own workplace: https://planetexpat.org/2018/01/15/growth-mindset-professional-development/
Article by Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Executive Director of Communication Works