Tag: Carol Dweck

[High Potential Employees] How Do You Choose the Chosen Few?

The question from my client was common: who do you spend limited resources  for coaching and development of high potential employees? And, even harder, how do you know it’s money well spent? The  takeaway from working in and around corporations for almost 30 years is that most of the efforts spent on high potential employees […]

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[Jerry Rice] The (Simple) Secret to Your Success

There is a secret to your success. It’s on page 9 of the Sunday, February 9, 2010 print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle’s article about American professional football player Jerry Rice. It’s the same secret that Malcolm Gladwell covered in Outliers, when he reported on the work of K. Anders Ericsson. It’s the same […]

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[Scott Berkun] How “Trying” Improves Your Performance

Readers of this blog know that the body of emerging research by people like Carol Dweck from Stanford or Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvannia show that trying, self discipline, and constant learning – rather than simply going to the right schools, having a high IQ, or having the right credentials – is what […]

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[Lunch with Harry] Predicting Success

The holy grail of management development programs is being able to assess skills, and predict who will – and who won’t – succeed. The hits and misses of what it takes line the walls: IQ and schools attended have become big misses, perseverance in trying and “grit” have become big hits. While work by researchers […]

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If You Only Had ONE Job Interview Question to Ask? – Revisited

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The question “If You Had Only ONE Job Interview Question to Ask” was posed this past May. The suggestion merits revisiting based on an aside Carol Dweck made this past week when I caught her presentation at my son’s grade school, Marin Country Day School. Dweck’s research – which has more depth and vigor than […]

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[Coaching Tips] The Secret to Your Success

While the exact formula for what makes someone successful in work over a period of time is still cloudy, the outlines through research are taking shape. Those outlines can begin to inform who you hire, who you work with, and – if you’re prone to introspection – what your own personal profile looks like. These […]

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[Life Back West] September 2009 – “Back to School”

There are random events, and there are events that are chock full of patterns: the trick is knowing one set of events from the other, and in figuring out what, if anything, any patterns mean. Something as simple as a run chart stuck up on your bulletin board wall helps you plot experience, whether it be […]

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[New Rules] What Can You Learn from “Burning Man”?

Burning Man , that once a year event around the US Labor Day holiday where 50,000 mostly strangers set up an instant community in the Black Rock Desert area of northeastern Nevada evokes a couple, at least, of reactions. For people from the North American Pacific West, it’s another mostly ho-hum event in which people learn, […]

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