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Carlos and Chrystal are both superstar managers, respected in their industry, and even graduated the same year from the same university. Both have access to the latest future of work, inclusive leadership, and career acceleration trends through Your Smart Future😊

But only one of them is taking action to upskill and stay relevant in 2025 while the other one is stuck in paralysis and soon will experience the excruciating pain of being obsolete in the marketplace.

Why the difference? One is cultivating a growth mindset while the other is feeding a fixed mindset.
In today’s Your Smart Future edition, you will discover practical tools to develop your growth mindset, so you embrace change boldly and shape a bright future for yourself and your team.  
Fixed or Growth Mindset
The concept of a growth mindset was developed by psychologist Carol Dweck and popularized in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

A growth mindset will drive you to focus on improving instead of proving (fixed mindset) so you can overcome all future challenges.

Since the next decade might bring more disruptions than the past 50 years, any business leader and professional interested in winning not only today but also tomorrow must be intentional in cultivating a growth mindset.
Good Leadership is About Asking Good Questions

Leaders with a growth mindset sharpen the skill of asking good questions since their interest is not to prove themselves but to improve. 

Indeed, in a rapidly changing world, leaders should ask powerful and inspiring questions, convey that they don’t have the answers, and solicit others’ help to find them. Research has shown that expressing vulnerability and asking for help is a strong signal to others that you are trusting, and you’re more likely to be trusted in return. Those questions should be big in scope.

Self-Coaching Space: Bravery or Perfection?

Watch or re-watch This Ted Talk “Teach Girls Bravery Not Perfection” delivered by Reshma Saujani (5M Views). Then, evaluate, are you empowering the young girls in your life to be brave or are you conditioning them to be perfect?

Bravery (growth mindset) is crucial to thrive in the never normal age.

Smart Fact of The Day
Alexandre Dumas, Pere, the prolific and celebrated French author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers was of mixed race.
Thanks for spending your coffee break with me 😊
Feel free to share with me your thoughts, concerns, questions about the future of work, your leadership journey, and your career acceleration.
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‘See you soon, till then – remember that your future matters.
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