The 5 Dimensions of
the Growth Mindset
I was introduced to the growth mindset by Prof Jeanne Liedtka as we worked on the Organic Growth Program. This was in 2012. At that time, there was no assessment to identify the growth mindset so we used the DISC profile to identify Growth Catalysts. However, the tool was not designed for that and was too blunt. Hence, we decided to create our own assessment by conducting research on the growth mindset. Watch this video to learn about the evolution of the 5 Dimensions of the Growth Mindset.
You can also read about the 5 Dimensions in this blog post
What our research uncovered
The fixed and growth mindset concept is not a binary system. In fact it is continuum where the two end zones show predominantly growth or fixed tendencies, but the middle zone is there the individual can display either mindsets, depending on context.
The fixed mindset is not negative and neither is the growth mindset positive. They are driven by behaviours that may be appropriate or inappropriate for a given context.
There are five drivers of the growth mindset, called Dimensions. Each Dimension describes a set of behaviours that when come together, describe a person's growth mindset. The Dimensions are Learning, Bounce Back, Risk Taking, Forward and Pride.
Each person will have a unique profile of one's growth mindset based on the 5 Dimensions. There are theoretically 312.5 million different profiles. This means that there are many variants to the understanding of fixed and growth mindset.
Since the mindset is contextual, there is a need to understand the person's background like job scope, responsibilities, values, culture, experience, education, knowledge and skills. It also means that mindset can change by changing the operating environment.
Basic & Premium Reports
Our assessment comes with Basic or Premium Reports. The Basic Report offers just the growth mindset profile and a short description. The Premium Report is job role specific. It comes with personal growth mindset profile, the Optimal Profile for the job role, the gap analysis and development plan.
Premium Reports Available
What people say about this
At first, I thought it's just another psychology assessment, which I've done plenty of. However, it was a truly surprising and amazing one to one coaching session for me. It's interesting to find out if the extent of my growth mindset fit what my job requires and which growth area do I need to work on to excel in my current role or the future role that I wish to embark on. I appreciate Ian and Jessie for arranging this session for me.
Shee Wei, Malaysia
I learned a lot about myself which has been undiscovered all these while. It helps me to understand where my strengths are and the area that I actually need to improve. I would also like to thank Ian for the detailed explanation and advice. I'm looking forward to the upcoming workshop and can't wait for the day to come.
This assessment helps me to understand better where I am lacking and in which area I should grow myself more in order to make better progress in my life. What I like the most is there are follow-up sessions and e-book that guide me on the next step to overcome the problem.