Heidi Grant Halvorson on The Most Productive Mindset



All the self-help and productivity books in the world can’t help you get more accomplished if you don’t get your mind in a good place first.

In the video above, Heidi Grant Halvorson (Columbia University) contrasts the difference between what she calls the “Be Good” and “Get Better” mindsets and what you can do to be more productive and centered.

Notes and what to look for:

  • This should be required viewing for any who identify themselves as having a high Need For Achievement (NFA)
  • Her take on re-framing goals reminds me of Scott Adams’ position in Goals vs. Systems
  • Consider reading The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner if this presentation resonates with you
  • If you are leading teams, pay special attention to the last study conducted on motivation and improvement