How The Growth Mindset Transforms Leadership

In this keynote, Dr. Heidi Grant will describe the mindsets individuals and organizations bring to the goals they pursue, and explains why we should avoid a “Be Good” mindset — one where we are constantly attempting to prove ourselves and outperform others. Instead, we should embrace a “Get Better” mindset — where we always perceive ourselves as having more to learn. When we embrace a Get Better mindset, we welcome risk and are less afraid of failure, both keys to personal and professional success, and resilience in the face of change and challenge.

During this keynote session you’ll learn:
-How to identify your own mindset and the mindset of others, in your organization.
-How mindsets influence persistence, creativity, engagement, resilience, and performance.
-Strategies for changing your own mindset.
-Strategies for creating a Get Better mindset culture on your team or in your organization.

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About Heidi Grant

Motivational psychologist Dr. Heidi Grant has a goal: to help people and organizations achieve theirs. And with simple strategies rooted in scientific research, that’s exactly what she does, empowering organizational leaders with proven tools for maximizing commitment, resisting distraction, devising effective strategic plans, seizing opportunities to act, and persisting in the face of setbacks or challenges.

A provocative speaker and master motivator, Dr. Grant offers practical and immediately actionable strategies that actually increase the chances of successfully meeting business and personal goals. By emphasizing things successful people do consistently and effectively, Grant shows organizations and their employees a clear path to accomplishing whatever they set out to do.

Heidi Grant is currently Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business School. Heidi is also an expert blogger for the Harvard Business Review, 99u, Fast Company,, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. Her HBR webinars, articles, and blog posts on management and personal effectiveness are consistently among their most popular.

Heidi is the author of Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing The World for Success and Influence, co written with E. Tory Higgins, has received rave reviews from Dan Pink, Robert Cialdini, Jim Kouzes, Dan Gilbert, Chip & Dan Heath, and many others. She is also the author of the bestselling Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. Her latest book is No One Understands You and What to Do About It.

Dr. Grant is a member of the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She received her PhD in social psychology from Columbia University.