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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
“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
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.