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Feeling expansive or limited? Your mindset changes your capabilities

Recently,  I was reminded of Carol Dweck’s discovery of Mindset based on her 1970’s research on human motivation focused on helpless and mastery-oriented response patterns in schoolchildren. Students who view their intelligence as an unchangeable internal characteristic tend to shy away from academic challenges, whereas students who believe that their intelligence can be increased through […]

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Structures that build community

  Last week I heard two examples of very similar structures (action learning and TEC/Vistage groups) that seem to generate a high degree of interpersonal involvement among participants. There is, I think, some learning possible for the design of Collaborating Minds. In each case, participants get together to get help on something they are doing […]

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