Connecting and exploring

We would like to encourage you to think differently, to step out of your comfort zone, to challenge yourself, to look at your core attitude.

Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is the best predictor of success. Dweck found that people’s core attitudes fall into one of two categories: a fixed mind-set or a growth mind-set.

With a fixed mind-set, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed. People with a growth mind-set believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mind-set, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.

Failure is information—we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, and I’m a problem solver, so I’ll try something else.’

With a growth mind-set we all have great things to bring to and take from the table. We are open to improvement.

To investigate and discover root issues or gaps and what needs to change, to collaborate locally, regionally and between organisations to identify what has worked with others and finally engaging with others to build a team committed to success.

We have created the Well Child Innovation Hub Collaborative Space to encourage radical thinking, explore change and transformation in child health, inspiring fresh thought: new ways of solving old problems; new ways of realising potential; new ways of making effective change happen that will lead to better outcomes for our children. Please take part, read, explore, digest and share.