In simple terms, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, notions, or life philosophy held by an individual or a group. It can also be organisational. It can be in your team. It can be in your family structure. It can be limiting or empowering. Whichever it is, it can be very powerful. In behavioural psychology we particularly refer to the research of psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck, and her seminal work on mindset research, and its role in achieving success and excellence.
Dweck outlines that it is very important to be able to distinguish between the two very pertinent mindsets:
My clients have differing needs. I design bespoke mindset coaching and trainings to meet clients’ needs. I invite my clients, individuals or teams, to explore with me the beliefs and values that are ‘set in their minds’. There is a universal consensus that having a growth mindset leads to greater happiness and success in life. I also have developed my own approach to growth mindset development. A ‘Kaizen’ mindset. Using the principles of growth mindset, I work with my clients to identify areas where change is needed. Together, we craft an approach to make small incremental changes to get a greater desired goal. This approach can create lasting behavioural change for you or your team! I invite you to listen to my podcast interview as I discuss the role of mindset in business.
Link to Lynda’s podcast interview: My podcast interview on growth mindset