The Growth Mindset Blog

Advice to Your 20 Year Old Self

If you could go back in time, what do you wish your 20 year old self knew?

When you’re a professional, engineer or whatever, you think that development is about Professional Development. You are learning new techniques, going on all these professional training programs, all manner of...

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The Meaning of a Small Bridge

We are looking forward the opening of a foot and cycle bridge across the canal that separates us from the nearest shops.  So, we are eagerly watching its construction.

The construction workers told me that they are proud of their contribution to this work: pleased with how accurate they have...

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Impact is Hot - Productivity is Not

Let’s face it: ‘productivity’ is a boring word.

I’m also wondering if it is even the ‘right’ word today.

You mostly hear about it as ‘personal productivity’, which tends to be about time management. You might also see in government reports about...

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Why Is Change Sometimes So Easy?

We expend a lot of energy trying to figure out how to help people to change their minds. It seems so difficult.


Let’s look at the ‘mountain’ from the other side. How is it that some changes happen so easily, with just about everybody?


Think about Smartphones. In only a decade...

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