Cultures of Growth: How the New Science of Mindset Can Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations (Hardcover)

Cultures of Growth: How the New Science of Mindset Can Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations By Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D., Carol Dweck (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Award-winning social psychologist Mary Murphy offers a groundbreaking reconsideration of individual and team success—showing how to create and sustain a growth mindset in any organization’s culture.

Carol Dweck’s multi-million-copy bestseller Mindset transformed our view of individual potential, coining the terms “fixed” and “growth” mindset: in a “fixed” mindset, talent and intelligence are viewed as predetermined traits, while in a “growth” mindset, talent and intelligence can be nurtured.

In Cultures of Growth, Dweck’s protégé, Mary Murphy, a social psychologist at both Stanford and Indiana University, shows that mindset transcends individuals. A growth mindset culture can transform any group, team, or classroom to reach breakthroughs while also helping each person achieve their potential.

Murphy’s original decade-long research reveals that organizations and teams more geared toward growth inspire deeper learning, spark collaboration, spur innovation, and build trust necessary for risk-taking and inclusion. They are also less likely to cheat, cut corners, or steal each other’s ideas. And they’re more likely to achieve top results. In these cultures, great ideas come from people from all backgrounds and at all levels—not just those anointed as brilliant or talented.

Discover how a culture of growth helped make outdoor retailer Patagonia a leader in its field; how Satya Nadella transformed Microsoft; how winemakers Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John are leading with a mindset to disrupt and diversify the entire wine industry; and how a New York school superintendent reversed massive inequities for children of color by reshaping the district’s mindset culture. Drawing on compelling examples from her work with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and schools, Murphy demonstrates that an organization’s mindset culture is the key to success for individuals, teams, and the entire organization, teaching you how to create and sustain a culture of growth no matter your role.

Create environments where people want to be, where everyone can thrive and achieve their potential, both individually and together. In a world where success seems reserved for a chosen few, Cultures of Growth unveils a radically different approach to creating organizations that inspire learning, growth, and success at all levels.

About the Author

Mary C. Murphy is an endowed professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, founding director of the Summer Institute on Diversity at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and founder and CEO of the Equity Accelerator, a research and consulting organization that works with schools and companies to create more equitable learning and working environments through social and behavioral science. Murphy is the author of more than 100 publications and in 2019, was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest award bestowed on early career scholars by the US government. She is also an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she earned her BA from the University of Texas at Austin and her PhD in social psychology from Stanford University in 2007, mentored by Claude Steele and Carol Dweck. She splits her time between Bloomington, Indiana, and Palo Alto, California.

Praise For…

"Cultures of Growth is a good reminder that abilities are not static; it’s a helpful starting point for thinking about how and when we might adopt a different mindset."

"A practical, useful guide for personal and organizational success." 

“Practical advice from the preeminent authority on growth mindset and organizational culture. . . Required reading for anyone who has wondered how to create a culture that supports innovation, risk-taking, integrity, and inclusion. I simply loved this book!”
—ANGELA DUCKWORTH, New York Times bestselling author of Grit

“Growth mindset is more than a belief that we carry in our heads—it’s weaved into the cultures of our workplaces. Mary Murphy is a pioneering scholar of mindsets at work, and her book is not only engaging and informed by evidence—it’s a useful road map for building a learning organization and unlocking the potential in people.”
 ADAM GRANT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Potential and Think Again, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Cultures of Growth is a wildly important book about how we can work together better. I’m recommending it for everybody on our team.”
—ROBERT REFFKIN, entrepreneur and CEO of Compass, Inc.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982172749
ISBN-10: 1982172746
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English