RESEARCH MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF OPTIMISM IN CREATING A POSITIVE MINDSET
How do we challenge fixed mindsets through internal coaching? Elaine Cox reports
Christiana Figueres, well-known for her stance on fixed and changing mindsets, demonstrates that perceptions can be changed.
While executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Figueres steered a diplomatic effort that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, she realised before the Convention could consider the detail of an agreement, the prevailing pessimistic mood needed to change. She was sure there could be “no victory without...
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