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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 →

Being at your ‘best’ as a mentor / mentee

What can you do to help yourself to 'be at your best' as a mentor and / or a mentee? Other related activities have helped you to look at what motivates you and what the relationship is between your 'mindset' and motivation. The more that you know and understand about yourself, the easier it becomes to develop as an effective mentor or mentee. Continue reading →