Seven Attributes of The Growth Mindset

by Catherine Mattiske · 6 jul 2022 · 3 min read
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Global Business Educator and Author Catherine Mattiske Shares Qualities to Foster for Innovative, Creative, and Visionary Thinking.
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Every organization looks for innovative, creative, and visionary thinking; these skills have become even more valuable in today’s constantly changing global landscape. The best way to cultivate and incubate this type of thinking is for organizations to train their people to tap into the power of The Growth Mindset, says Catherine Mattiske, a globally recognized training expert and CEO of TPC — The Performance Company.

High-level performers, achievers, and thinkers have seven clearly-defined attributes Catherine calls The Growth Mindset. “By training their people to tap into these seven attributes, organizations will begin to cultivate innovative, creative, and visionary thinking, resulting in expansive growth and increased productivity and profitability,” she says.To tap into the growth mindset, practice:

1. Being Decisive

Those with The Growth Mindset avoid wasting time, never allowing themselves to be sidetracked. Instead, they take actions that keep them moving in a forward direction.

2. Being Consistent

People with The Growth Mindset are fully in, fully committed, ready every day, always looking for the information needed to achieve the goal they’ve set out to achieve.

3. Smashing Negativity

Those with The Growth Mindset let negative thoughts go quickly. “They may have a negative thought, but they simply don’t allow it to consume them, and move on from it quickly,” Catherine says.

4. Taking Risks

Taking risks opens you up to failure, “but someone with The Growth Mindset is okay with that,” she says, “because by failing they know they’re also learning, changing, and getting one step closer to their end goal.”

5. Being Positive

Those with The Growth Mindset are very positive people to be around! “When someone with The Growth Mindset embraces a new challenge — even if it’s incredibly difficult — they’re the ones who constantly see the glass as half-full. Even when there’s only a drop left in the glass, they still find the positive about that drop.”

6. going slow

“People with The Growth Mindset have a philosophy of ‘Go slow in the beginning so you can go fast at the end.’ They take things slowly at the beginning of any new process, making sure to lay down a good foundation, so when they get to the end, everything is absolutely correct.”

7. getting support

The Growth Mindset is fueled by support, whether that be by HR, Growth & Development, or co-workers. “That support mechanism is absolutely the game-changer,” Catherine says.

about catherine

Global business educator and author Catherine Mattiske is the founder of TPC — The Performance Company, a leading training and consulting organization that has worked with Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Established in 1994, TPC has offices in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore, and Basel (Switzerland). The author of more than 30 books, her latest is “Unlock Inner Genius: Power Your Path to Extraordinary Success” (September 2021). Discover more about your Inner Genius at thegeniusquotient.com.

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