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Cultures of Growth

How the New Science of Mindset Can Transform Individuals, Teams and Organisations

About The Book

‘Required reading for anyone who has wondered how to create a culture that supports innovation, risk-taking, integrity and inclusion. I simply loved this book!’
ANGELA DUCKWORTH, bestselling author of Grit

In her multi-million-copy bestseller Mindset Carol Dweck coined the terms ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset, transforming our view of individual success. In a fixed mindset, talent and intelligence are viewed as predetermined traits, while in a growth mindset, talent and intelligence can be nurtured,

In Cultures of Growth, award-winning social psychologist Mary C. Murphy argues that mindset transcends individuals. Drawing on compelling examples from her work with Fortune 500 companies, startups and schools, she shows how we can all create a growth mindset culture.

Murphy’s original decade-long research reveals that organisations and teams more geared toward growth inspire deeper learning, spark collaboration, spur innovation, and build trust necessary for risk-taking and inclusion. They are also less likely to cheat, cut corners, or steal each other’s ideas. And they’re more likely to achieve top results. In these cultures, great ideas come from people from all backgrounds and at all levels - not just those anointed as brilliant or talented.

In a world where success seems reserved for a chosen few, Cultures of Growth unveils a radically different approach to creating organisations that inspire learning, growth, and success at all levels.

About The Author

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Mary Murphy is the Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She is the founding director of the first Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on Diversity at Stanford University, and is co-founder of the College Transition Collaborative, a research-practice partnership housed at Stanford University dedicated to equity, growth, and belonging. In 2019, Murphy was awarded the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest award bestowed on early career scholars by the U.S. Government. She splits her time between Indianapolis, Indiana, and Palo Alto, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (March 12, 2024)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398508330

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Raves and Reviews

'Practical advice from the preeminent authority on growth mindset and organizational culture. . . Required reading for anyone who has wondered how to create a culture that supports innovation, risk-taking, integrity, and inclusion. I simply loved this book!'

– ANGELA DUCKWORTH, New York Times bestselling author of 'Grit'

‘Growth mindset is more than a belief that we carry in our heads – it’s weaved into the cultures of our workplaces. Mary Murphy is a pioneering scholar of mindsets at work, and her book is not only engaging and informed by evidence – it’s a useful road map for building a learning organisation and unlocking the potential in people

– ADAM GRANT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Think Again'

'A practical, useful guide for personal and organizational success'

– Kirkus

Cultures of Growth is a wildly important book about how we can work together better. I’m recommending it for everybody on our team

– ROBERT REFFKIN, entrepreneur and CEO of Compass, Inc.

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