The Four Sets of Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson Transformative Principal 331

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Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. Ryan is the author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership.” (Morgan James Publishing) How a school changed their growth mindsets. We take on the mindsets of our collective culture. When people have a fixed mindset they focus on looking good. When we are emphasizing grades and not learning and growing, we are emphasizing a fixed mindset. Fixed vs. Growth mindset 90% of our thinking feeling acting is driven subconsciously. What drives that? Our mindsets. Study about when kids faced difficult questions. When we don’t believe we can improve, and we fail, we feel that we are failures. Growth mindset - when we have that belief that we can change, we see growth as an opportunity to learn. 50/50 growth vs. fixed Intervention for growth mindsets. Small interventions can shift our mindsets for 2–4 weeks. 15 minute training just talking about how people are not fixed can be beneficial. TED Talks and brain plasticity. Open vs. Closed mindset Compare our mind to a bucket relating to a particular area. Closed minded don’t invite feedback. Open minded folks leave space in their bucket. Book recommendations: Success Mindsets Bridgewater Associates - Principles by Ray Dalio. Discussions - are we a team or a group where ideas can be heard? Principles for success Prevention vs. Promotion mindsets Compliance is the stereotypical prevention mindset. Is that place of safety the intended destination. Interventions: Have a destination. Amy Purdy ted talk Greatest Showman Keala Settle Inward mindsets: we see ourselves as being more important than others. Outward mindset: others have needs just as great as my own. Interventions: positive self talk. Am I seeing people as tools? The Arbinger Institute: Leadership and self-deception TED talk Benjamin Xander When we have an inward mindset, we expect students to cater to us. The most powerful thing we can do as educators is see students as people. How to be a transformative principal? Go individually to his or her teachers and ask what stands in your way of being your ideal self?

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. Ryan is the author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership.” (Morgan James Publishing)

  • How a school changed their growth mindsets.

  • We take on the mindsets of our collective culture.

  • When people have a fixed mindset they focus on looking good.

  • When we are emphasizing grades and not learning and growing, we are emphasizing a fixed mindset.

  • Fixed vs. Growth mindset

  • 90% of our thinking feeling acting is driven subconsciously. What drives that? Our mindsets.

  • Study about when kids faced difficult questions.

  • When we don’t believe we can improve, and we fail, we feel that we are failures.

  • Growth mindset - when we have that belief that we can change, we see growth as an opportunity to learn.

  • 50/50 growth vs. fixed

  • Intervention for growth mindsets.

  • Small interventions can shift our mindsets for 2–4 weeks.

  • 15 minute training just talking about how people are not fixed can be beneficial.

  • TED Talks and brain plasticity.

  • Open vs. Closed mindset

  • Compare our mind to a bucket relating to a particular area.

  • Closed minded don’t invite feedback.

  • Open minded folks leave space in their bucket.

  • Book recommendations: Success Mindsets

  • Bridgewater Associates - Principles by Ray Dalio.

  • Discussions - are we a team or a group where ideas can be heard?

  • Principles for success

  • Prevention vs. Promotion mindsets

  • Compliance is the stereotypical prevention mindset.

  • Is that place of safety the intended destination.

  • Interventions: Have a destination.

  • Amy Purdy ted talk

  • Greatest Showman Keala Settle

  • Inward mindsets: we see ourselves as being more important than others.

  • Outward mindset: others have needs just as great as my own.

  • Interventions: positive self talk. Am I seeing people as tools?

  • The Arbinger Institute: Leadership and self-deception

  • TED talk Benjamin Xander

  • When we have an inward mindset, we expect students to cater to us.

  • The most powerful thing we can do as educators is see students as people.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Go individually to his or her teachers and ask what stands in your way of being your ideal self?


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The Four Sets of Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson Transformative Principal 331