Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Focus on 'effort'

Manage Mentor
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid
Robert J. Sternberg

Praise for intelligence can make you dumb

Contrary to popular belief, praising people's intelligence does not fortify them, writes Carol S. Dweck in one of the essays included by Robert J. Sternberg in Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid. Such praise might buoy them up temporarily, but it instils beliefs that make them vulnerable, she cautions.


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