Attitude Determines Altitude Randy Shoup
|--------------| I cannot | I know I | I am not get better | can improve | good enough | | <===================================================>
Dr Carol Dweck of Stanford Mindset - the new psychology of success.
Our belief about wether we can improve that is gonna help us actually improve.
|Fixed mindset||Growth mindset|
|Talent is static||Talent can be developed|
|Leadds to a desire to look smart and therefore…||Leads to learn and therefore a tendency to …|
|Avoid challenges||Embrace challenges|
|Give up easily due to obstacles||Persist despite obstacles|
|See effort as fruitless||See effort as path to mastery|
|Ignore useful feedback||Learn from criticism|
|Be threatened by others’ success||Be inspired by others’ success|
We get there by doing. Effort means that we actually care about something.
The expert mind
Experts are made, not born.
Effortful study is the key to achieving success in chess, classical music, soccer and many other fields.
The 10,000 Hour Rule
Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness
Deliberate practice with constant challenge
Practice isn’t the thnig you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.
The progess principle
“Inner work life” drives performance - constant stream of emotions, perception, and motivations
The way you approach as you are going along.
Making progress on meaningful work most strongly improves motivation and performance
Steady progress and small wins lead to big gains
Focus and attention
Ability to focus (“cognitive control”) is the best predictor of success and high achievement
Creativity from “open awareness”
- Daydreaming (great ideas in the shower, runnnig, walking, quiet, driving …)
- Finding unexpected connections
Execution from focus
- Goal focus
- Resistance to distraction
Attention is a “Mental Muscle”
From the perspective of congnitive science, all meditation methods are methods to train attention.
-> yoga, meditation …
It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
|--------------| Distrust | Trust | Naïveté | | | | <===================================================>
Theory X vs. Theory Y
Leadership’s beliefs about what motivate employees
Theory X : people are inherently lazy and avoid responsibility, require extrinsic motivation. As a manager you might want to “micromanage” them.
Theory Y : people are intrinsically motivated, seek ownership, want to perform well. They need to be empowered, to be liberated. As a manager, you want to be out of their way.
It is a fondamental belief about what other humans are like. It is very hard to change.
Westrum Organizational Model
Generative organization - Trust and sharing
Bureaucratic Organization - Rules and Processes
Pathological Organization - Fear and Threat
Does your team feel comfortable, safe, welcoming, inclusive for interpersonal risk taken?
They actually perform better if people feel included in the organization.
If you can’t change your organization, change your organization
|--------------| Fear | Confidence | Arrogance | | | | <===================================================>
Whether think that you can or you can’t you are usually right.
Impostorism affects a wide range of people … 70% of people will experience at least one episode of this Impostor Phenomenon in their lives.
Jaruwan and Alexander, 2011
Confidence and Honesty
Ed Catmull was interviewing at Lucasfilm in 1979 to start a computer graphics group.
George Lucas asked “Who else should we be talking to?”
Overconfidence and Dunning-Kruger
Beginner : You are the most confident about your skills when you are first introduces to a new thing. It’s because you don’t know that you don’t know. Here they call it the “peak of mt. stupid”
When you start to learn you achieve the valley of despair.
And you slowly mount the “slope on enlightment”
Confidence and Atractiveness
Attraction is about a certain primal magnetisn. Of course we can be pfysically attracted to someone, but we are more often drawn to their confidence, passion and personality.
Cycles of confidence. The speaker thinks that confidence is cubic equation. Vertuous cycle (Flywheel effect) or vicious cycle.
When you are confident you are more likely to try new things and they go well and you get more and more confidence.
When you are not confident you don’t want to try new things, you stay home and you get less and less and less confident.
You have to cross the inflexion point (0 ; 0) From the vicious cycle to the vertuous cycle.
Non verbal expressions of power and confidence.
Postural feedback effect. Adopting a “Poer Pose”
- Increases feelings of power and confidence
- Activates approach system instead of avoidance
- Performance under stress
- Mood and motivation
- Physical Strength
Do it untill you become it!
Find your core
Connect yo your core and you’ll find strength. Act from your core and you’ll move mountains.
It can be walking in the wood, being good at your job …
Use yout core strength to build your foundation
Strength in one arena helps you be strong in others
Make yourself obsolete
If you are a senior Engineer, a leader of a team, coach, and are not actively working to make your team productive without you, you are literally not doing your job.
You can accomplish this through automation, documentation, hiring, training, etc.
But you do no one any favors - least of all youself - by perpetuating a bottleneck.
Well you did an awesome job automating that … you’re fired … said no manager ever.
A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.
She invented the compiler among other things.
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