Success Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer and Speaker

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University and is a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He is a well-published leadership, management, and organizational behavior researcher in several industry leading journals: Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. Ryan has consulted for dozens of organizations across a variety of industries including banking, healthcare, education, and energy.

In this podcast, Ryan and Cindra talk about:

  • Ryan’s new book “Success Mindsets” (available
  • What leaders need to do to be successful
  • The 4 types of mindsets
  • The 4 desires that lead to negative mindsets
  • 4 ways to change your mindsets

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“Leadership is more than doing the right things, it’s about being a certain type of person.” – Ryan Gottfredson
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“People with a Growth Mindset believe they can grow, learn, and develop. That becomes their focus. Rather than looking good, they are focused on excelling and performing.” – Ryan Gottfredson
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“The single most important factor to success is having a growth mindset. If we can’t face challenges in a healthy way we will never reach success.” – Ryan Gottfredson
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“Creation and elevation require problems because that is how we elevate our game.” – Ryan Gottfredson
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“Self-limiting thoughts are ones that are black and white, either/or, have or have not, instead of seeing the rainbow of possibilities for oneself.” – Ryan Gottfredson
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