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Weigh In Wednesday: Reimagining Failure and the Growth Mindset

There’s been so much written on the ways in which failure can be a positive—sometimes, it seems like delusion and other times, it is comforting. I don’t always feel that vibe. However, there’s this researcher, Carol Dweck, who researches how we understand failure and skill building. She has a 10 minute Ted Talk about what happens when we start from the premise of “not yet.” I remember watching this video and thinking, “Wow! That changes how I see what’s happening on my team. We aren’t failing at anything, we just haven’t gotten there, yet.” It made me a more resilient and patient team leader.

So, give the video a watch and weigh in with your thoughts about how this concept helps, hinders, or changes your work on SARTs!