Accelerate May 2015 - Page 78

Psychology Do You Know What's Holding You Back? BY VANESSA JUDELMAN Understand how your beliefs and perception of reality influence your choices and actions. I had a big “a-ha” moment a few years ago at a time when I had some challenging relationships at work. At the time, I had the bossfrom-hell. D o you operate from a “fixed” mindset or “growth” mindset? Knowing the answer to this question may help you discover how to better deal with challenges that come your way. It may also help you figure out what holds you back. About a year ago, I read a book which has had a profound impact on me. It’s called Mindset : The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. It has shifted my thinking on leadership, learning, coaching and even parenting (and who won’t be open to using a few tips on that front?) This book helped me understand why I have been successful in some areas of my life and why I struggle in other areas. It has also helped me in understanding other people. Let me explain. 78 May 2015