Continuous learners embrace unfamiliar new subjects to gain an edge. Those who believe that talent is a fixed, innate ability see life as a test and constantly seek validation.
Both types help businesses grow, but those with a growth mindset, who believe that abilities can be learned, hunt for new experiences. They’re more entrepreneurial.
Those who believe that abilities are fixed avoid new experiences and stick to a pattern. They’re more likely to bog down in analysis and fail more often on startups.
Lesson: Growth leaders push the boundaries of their experiences and never rest on their laurels.
— Adapted from “In Search of Growth Leaders,” MIT Sloan . Review
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