Foster a Growth Mindset

Ute Fiedler
Instructor: Ute Fiedler

Why are Accenture, Adobe, Deloitte, GAP, Microsoft, NASA, Sears, and 55 of the Fortune 1000 companies all fostering a growth mindset? Because now their employees worry less about looking clever and put more energy into improving their ability to contribute to the organization.

Many employees today have a mostly Fixed Mindset. This leads them to hide mistakes and fail to learn from them, remain stuck in doing things the usual way, and see change as a major threat. Fostering a Growth Mindset helps them to learn from and reduce mistakes, to welcome the chance to innovate, and to embrace change as an interesting challenge.

You can greatly improve your own communication and collaboration with your employees, your peers, and your manager using the knowledge and techniques from this course.

After this workshop, you will be able to…

• Shift the focus from being good to getting better
• Use a collaborative conversation model to build trust
• Recognize the power of embracing challenges and persisting in the face of setbacks
• Enhance your own Growth Mindset and encourage it in others
• Listen actively to help people dig deep and tell you what they really think
• Understand that motivation comes from mastery

Of interest to…

Managers, supervisors and team leaders who want to improve their skills in developing others. Executives who want to combine the new knowledge from research on the brain and the mind with leadership and management development.



A Fixed Mindset Believes… that intelligence is static, leading to a concern about appearing smart and a tendency to:

  • Avoid challenges
  • Give up easily
  • Make efforts to highlight own intelligence
  • Ignore useful feedback
  • Feel threatened by the success of others


A Growth Mindset Believes… that intelligence can be further developed, leading to a desire to learn, and a tendency to:

  • Embrace challenge
  • Persist in the face of setbacks
  • See effort as a path to mastery
  • Learn from criticism
  • Find lessons and inspiration in the success of others

I just wanted to thank you for the session you taught on March 27th, Fostering A Growth Mindset. This session covered things much different to what I had expected upon signing up, but I loved the neuro-science behind much of it. I found much of the teaching fascinating, and have also applied some of the principles in my parenting techniques.
– Nancy Wallace, MBA, CPA, CMA, VP Finance