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  • Published: 5 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529146431
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $42.00

The Performance Paradox

How to Learn and Grow Without Compromising Results




A game-changing growth mindset that allows you to both learn and succeed at the same time from Carol Dweck's Mindset Works partner and Ted Talk phenomenon

We all know we should be learning and growing. But how do you make time while under pressure to perform?

Too many of us suffer from 'chronic performance': we feel constant pressure to look like we know what we're doing, to always be on, to rack up success after success and have all the answers, all because we assume that greater effort leads to greater success. But this temptation to portray ourselves as infallible is affecting both our work and personal lives and is blocking our ability for true growth.

Through his work with over a hundred companies, co-founder of Mindset Works Eduardo Briceño has solved this by coming up with a game-changing framework that breaks our habit of chronic performance. He's discovered that long-term success as an individual or business - personal, financial and, organisational - relies on integrating and being proficient at learning and performing.

In The Performance Paradox, you will learn how to:

- Unlock the power of mistakes
- Integrate learning into daily habits
- Move seamlessly between learning and performing
- Solicit the most useful feedback
- Lead teams that constantly improve and outperform their targets

Ground-breaking and empowering, The Performance Paradox will break your chronic performance habit and revolutionise the way you approach growth mindset to get you on your way to thriving in both work and life.

  • Published: 5 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529146431
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $42.00

About the author

Eduardo Briceno

Eduardo Briceño is a global keynote speaker, facilitator, and guide supporting leaders cultivating growth mindset cultures. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, a member of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network, and an inductee in the Happiness Hall of Fame. For over a decade he was the CEO of Mindset Works, which he cofounded in 2007 with Stanford professor Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell, and others. Earlier, he served as a technology investor with Credit Suisse's venture capital arm the Sprout Group. Eduardo grew up in 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 important, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

Praise for The Performance Paradox

The Performance Paradox is an essential read for fostering learning, performance, and a growth mindset. It skillfully shows you how to put your mindset into action as an individual and as an organization. This book will guide your journey toward building world-class competencies, resilience, and impact. I wholeheartedly recommend it."

Carol Dweck, bestselling author of Mindset

More than anyone I know, Eduardo Briceño has devoted himself to bringing academic research on mindsets into the everyday lives of learners of all ages. His passion and optimism are contagious, and in every interaction, I come away inspired.

Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit

With crisp, clear tactics and new frameworks that feel instantly familiar, Eduardo Briceño shows you how to learn and keep learning for your own good-even in those moments when you think it's the last thing you can afford to do. I dare you to read The Performance Paradox without rushing to apply it.

Mónica Guzmán, author of I Never Thought of It That Way

If you're tired of running in circles and not making any meaningful progress towards your goals, The Performance Paradox is the book you need to read. Eduardo Briceño's writing and stories are engaging and insightful and provide the practical advice you need to break out of your rut and start making real change today.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers

The Performance Paradox is a go-to playbook for developing thriving workplaces and lives. This gem is insightful, useful, and absorbing, and filled with captivating stories and examples of how top performers drive growth. Whether you're starting your career, a contributing manager, or a senior executive, this book will equip you and your organization to write your story in a world of constant change.

Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Equations and Wisdom at Work

Eduardo Briceño offers invaluable insights that will change how we approach our personal and professional journeys. His thoughtful exploration of the performance and learning zones unveils a roadmap to continuous improvement, enabling us to thrive in an ever-evolving world. His frameworks equip readers with the essential skills and techniques needed to embrace a growth mindset, find wisdom in mistakes, and understand the delicate balance between learning and performance.

Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer, Microsoft