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PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it

A cartoonist once drew an illustration depicting Microsoft’s organizational chart as warring factions. Take a look and you’ll see three separate gangs: one blue, one green, one yellow. The gangs are assembled in pyramid-shaped hierarchies, with one leader at the top, two or three deputies at the next level, and […]
PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it
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‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.

Microsoft has grown as a company, in part due to the growth mindset embedded in its culture. Research based on acclaimed Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s growth mindset looks at the relationship between how employees perceive an organisation’s mindset and how trusting and committed they are to the organisation. Dr. […]
‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.
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Starbucks’ former HR exec says a job candidate’s answer to a simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume

Asking interview questions about challenging work experiences can help discern whether a candidate is willing to learn from their mistakes. That’s according to Traci Wilk, senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience and former HR exec at Starbucks. Wilk wants to see evidence of a “growth mindset,” or […]
Starbucks’ former HR exec says a job candidate’s answer to a simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume