I have facilitated trainings for years – product trainings, leadership trainings, function and role based training, workshops on quality guidelines however I have never designed or developed a learning program end to end, though I always knew I can. I will learn what is necessary to deliver.
So, a few months back when the CEO of a coaching company based in US wanted me to design their key program to launch their business, I shot a very basic quote because I was doing it for the first time and did not want to jeopardize their business take off. I am sharing a screenshot of that quote just to show how unpolished I was.
|Quotation for Program Design
In fact I actually offered him a little extra – a call script for free – because I seriously wanted to test my abilities in designing the program.
This blog is obviously not to brag about myself but to drive a point. It is this buyer who first mentioned about including a slide on Fixed and Growth Mindset. I must admit I never knew about Carol Dweck before that. Now I know why I had that belief that I will learn what it takes to deliver - That is growth mindset.
Though I know Training people for free can never be a business model however as part of our NGO, when I deliver free coaching sessions to people who really need to up skill themselves to survive, sustain or succeed in life, many a times I see no change in their behavior or attitude for weeks together.
Initially I thought they probably have no urge to learn because they are not paying for it. It is only after my interaction with this buyer that I learnt there is something called fixed mind sets.
Take the test below to find out what kind of mind set you have.
|Fixed versus Growth Mindset
It can be extremely harmful if you are in denial of your fixed-mindset characteristics.
Can fixed mind sets be changed to growth mind sets? I will address this in another blog soon.