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The Performance Paradox.

The Performance Paradox, Turning the Power of Mindset into Action, with entrepreneur Eduardo Briceño. He explains that if all we do is perform at a high level, our performance suffers. In order to improve, we have to go beyond the known. To grow as a person and a business owner and entrepreneur.

Eduardo Briceno - The Performance Paradox.

Eduardo shares his experiences and knowledge from his own life and his new book “The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action”, to help us develop greater purpose, joy, growth, and impact through our small businesses and in our lives. “The Performance Paradox” has been selected as a “must read” by The Next Big Idea Club, curated by Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Dan Pink.

Eduardo Briceño is a global keynote speaker and facilitator who guides many of the world’s leading companies in developing cultures of learning and high performance. Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, the first company to offer growth mindset development services. Previously, he was a venture capital investor with the Sprout Group.

His TED Talk, How to Get Better at the Things You Care About, and his prior TEDx Talk, The Power of Belief, have been viewed more than nine million times.

Eduardo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA and M.A. in education from Stanford University. Most importantly, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

Eduardo lives in San Jose, California.

The Performance Paradox:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA and M.A. in education from Stanford University. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Please briefly share the story of your early career and what led you to co-founding Mindset Works.
  • Please introduce the Growth Mindset and the Performance Paradox.
  • Please share the story of your first TED talk.
  • The chronic performance trap: Please explain why doing more often prevents you from getting more done.
  • The Formula for Learning and High Performance:
    • + GROWTH MINDSET – We can change and grow.
    • + LEARNING ZONE – We know how to grow.
    • + SHARED WHY – We have a shared vision.
  • Five tips for constantly improving your skills, even in high-pressure situations when it feels like there’s no time to problem-solve.
  • Unlocking the power of mistakes: Four kinds of slipups and how to learn from each to achieve peak performance.
    • How do we lead and encourage our leadership teams to do the same?
    • If mistakes are good for learning but bad for performance, how should people approach them?
  • How to beat boredom (or burnout?) at work by reigniting childhood curiosity.
    • Why do we lose or suppress our childhood curiosity?
      “As kids, we are naturally curious explorers, experimenters, and tinkerers. But somewhere along the way, we learn to suppress these instincts and get trapped in the grind.”
  • Essential learning strategies from icons like Beyoncé, The Foo Fighters, and Tom Brady that will take your talents to the next level.
  • Common habits that suppress individuals and teams from improving—like minimizing mistakes, suppressing uncertainties, and shying away from feedback
  • Book: “THE PERFORMANCE PARADOX: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action.”
    • Why did you write it and who is it for?
  • Where do I start? What can small business owners do to foster a culture of learning and high performance?

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.

More About the Book: THE PERFORMANCE PARADOX: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action

Discover how to balance learning and performing to bolster personal and team success with this revolutionary guide from a world-renowned expert on growth mindset.

“An essential read for fostering learning, performance, and a growth mindset . . . I wholeheartedly recommend it.” – Carol Dweck, bestselling author of Mindset

A Next Big Idea Club Must Read.

To succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies know they must create a culture of growth, where experimentation and feedback are encouraged, and learning is integrated into the everyday. Yet we often get stuck in a well-worn pattern of habits that don’t move us forward. Why?

Because many of us get trapped in the Performance Paradox: the counterintuitive phenomenon that if we focus only on performing, our performance suffers.

How can we give ourselves the space to experiment and grow while also delivering high-level results?

Fostering growth mindset to elevate performance is Eduardo Briceño’s specialty. As CEO of Mindset Works and in his work with Fortune 500 companies, he discovered that mastering growth—personal, organizational, and financial—hinges on navigating the crucial balance between learning and performing.

In The Performance Paradox, Briceño reveals how to
• avoid falling into the chronic performance trap that stagnates growth
• identify when and how to unlock the power of mistakes
• integrate learning into daily habits in ways that stick
• lead teams that constantly improve and outperform their targets
• grow your skill level and output simultaneously and for the long term

We can achieve more tomorrow than we do today if we develop the belief that we can change and the competence for how to change. With Briceño’s innovative and refreshing framework of balancing learning and performing, individuals and companies can reach their boldest aspirations.

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