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Personal development activities

These personal development activities can be used as stand-alone self-awareness activities or may alternatively be used to form the basis of a mentoring conversation

Relationship between mindset and motivation

Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University has been studying the link between motivation and achievement for nearly 40 years. She has discovered that you can hold either of two different views or "mindsets" of your own intelligence. Only one of these mindsets is strongly linked to mastery which is one of the three key elements of motivation. In her book "Mindset: How you can fulfil your potential", Carol says "Many people think of the brain as a mystery. Continue reading →

Auditing the personal attributes of an effective & highly skilled researcher

What do you think that you could you learn from auditing your personal attributes in relation to the attributes required by an effective and highly skilled researcher as determined by the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF)? A tool has been developed which has been adapted from the RDF which encourages you to rate the confidence that you CURRENTLY have in demonstrating each attribute. Continue reading →