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The 10 Best Growth Mindset Videos

Want to find out more about growth-mindset and develop your skills and abilities by adopting a growth mindset approach? Take a look at this fantastic selection of the 10 best growth mindset videos around. Want a deep dive into growth mindset into our popular growth mindset courses for individuals, teams and organisations? We’d love to hear from you!

1. Carol Dweck talks Growth Mindset at Google

Carol Dweck, psychologist and author of the bestselling ‘Mindset: The new psychology of success’ explains her growth mindset theory to the good folk at Google, including how to hire candidates who see their abilities and talents as malleable (the growth mindset) as opposed to stable (the fixed mindset) and how to develop a growth mindset within teams and companies:

2. Carol Dweck TED Talk

Carol Dweck explains,  “My work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. My research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.”

3. Eduardo Briceño TED Talk

Eduardo Briceño explains how our beliefs about ability and learning significantly affect our chances of success.

4. Carol Dweck on perfectionism

Dweck talks here about ditching the idea of being perfect and instead focusing our attentions on improvement through continuous learning.

5. Neuroplasticity and growth mindset

I love this short but fantastic little video that explains exactly what’s happening within the brain when you adopt a growth mindset to develop a new skill or habit.

6. Michael Merzenich and how the science of brain plasticity can change your life

If your interest in neuroplasticity was piqued by the short video above, find out more from the excellent Dr Michael Merzenich, an international expert, referred to as ‘the father of brain plasticity’, explains how to harness the brains processes to improve your life.

7. Wendy Suzuki explains how exercise can maximise all your growth mindset efforts

Wendy Suzuki, is a Professor of Neural Science with a special interest in how exercise can improve the functioning of the brain, here she explains how aerobic exercise not only improves physical fitness but also benefits the brain.

8. Dr Alia Crum – change your mindset change the game

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behaviour.

9. Carol Dweck talks to InsideQuest

Carol Dweck shares more insights and discoveries from her recent growth mindset research with Quest’s Tom Bilyeu. Embracing failure and the Middle East peace process – a fantastic watch.

10. Two great examples of a growth mindset in action

Firstly, Steve jobs in his tour de force Stanford commencement address, Jobs talks us through the many challenges and successes he approached with a love of the learning process and a growth mindset.

Secondly, the great JK Rowling’s Harvard commencement, describes the perseverance to continue her love of writing whilst experiencing professional rejection and doubt.

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