One of our team members had set up a fun lunch activity just before Halloween – decorating pumpkins! My feeling: “I’m just no good at this.” With this reaction, I was exhibiting my Fixed Mindset about my skills and abilities when it comes to Art. I would have to say that I have probably had that mindset since about first grade! In her excellent book, Mindset, which I … [Read more...] about Roar into the ‘20s with a Growth Mindset!
As is my annual tradition, I will start the new year out with a reminder of my advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And also see my full article on The Power of Goals at this link. Have a SuperFantastic 2020! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2020!
Thinking seems to have become a luxury. Time management experts recommend scheduling “meetings with yourself,” so you will have time to think. But many of us try to cram in 40 hours worth of work into a 45-minute window. How can we dedicate time to thinking deeply, which allows us to more creatively solve problems? I’ve been learning more about neuroscience lately, and … [Read more...] about Do you have time to “think?”
While some might buck the “New Year” trend of setting goals for yourself as arbitrary, I still like the fresh start of a new year. My oldest son woke up on the morning of January 1st, excitedly telling me, “It’s 2019! Happy New Year!” We decided that a good New Year’s Resolution would be to eat more protein (he’s always hungry). My almost 5-year old son said he wanted to … [Read more...] about How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?
It is so easy to get sidelined and demotivated when working on a project. It is part of the human condition! New research* reported in Harvard Business Review provides some tips on ways to help boost your motivation: *Set Goals with Intrinsic Rewards. When the accomplishment of the goal itself is desirable, motivation tends to be more sustained. The motivation to work … [Read more...] about Motivational Booster Shots