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According to renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, a “growth mind-set” – the belief that you can keep improving yourself through practice and effort – distinguishes successful people from others. In this article, Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, identifies nine important skills that will help you cultivate a growth mind-set in yourself. getAbstract believes that everybody who wants to climb the career ladder while having a good time doing so will benefit from his advice. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • What skills distinguish successful people from others and
  • How managing your emotions contributes to career success.

About the Author

Travis Bradberry, PhD, is the co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and president at the consultancy TalentSmart.



Continuous learning is crucial to career success. Although the “act of learning” itself can be intrinsically rewarding, honing nine important skills will give you the greatest return on your training investment. These skills won’t just make you a more successful person; they will also foster the mind-set necessary to become a lifelong learner:

  1. “Emotional intelligence (EQ)” – The capacity to recognize and appropriately express one’s emotions, as well as to understand and handle the emotions of others, differentiates top performers from low performers. People with a high EQ are happier and less stressed; they also earn ...

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