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Dec 2, 2022

In your personal or professional life, have you ever encountered someone who was reluctant to expand their knowledge and skillset, and seemed highly risk averse and afraid to fail or receive any negative feedback? Or, have you noticed these tendencies in yourself? If so, they may be signs of a fixed mindset, or the view that intelligence and skills are inherent traits that you either have or don’t have. A growth mindset, on the other hand, views intelligence and skills as largely the result of learning and effort – which means that we all have the power to continue growing and challenging ourselves to achieve new heights.

As a research psychologist with a PhD in social psychology, Dr. Eve Meceda was a bit skeptical of the concept of fixed vs. growth mindset when she was first introduced to it. However, after reading Dr. Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking book, Mindset, Eve realized that she herself had been struggling with a fixed mindset. She soon became an expert on the topic, and has applied it in her work as a consultant partnering with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations. In Episode 123 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, Eve discusses the following:

  • Three key “levers” to address in order to begin shifting from a fixed to a growth mindset
  • Why it’s important for leaders to change the nature of their relationship with experimentation and failure (and to help those on their team do the same) as a way to, as Eve says, “Fail better each time in pursuit of awesome.”
  • Strategies to help leaders build a growth mindset culture in their organizations, beginning with shifting their own fixed mindset tendencies

To learn more about Dr. Eve Meceda and to access her mindset course and other resources, visit

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