Have you read Mindset: the New Psychology of Success? Carol Dweck, a research psychologist authored the book in 2006 after accumulating 20 years of data. After reading it, I signed up and attended 3 conferences in order to open up my learning mindset!
This is a change-your-way-of-thinking book that can easily improve your life and business, right away. It answers the question: "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?"
According to Dweck, when young children are told they have high IQs, they easily adopt a closed mindset. They know they are smart, so they tend to not try anything that is challenging. Fast forward 30 years, and that smart person may avoid risking anything that might show them to be deficient.
A closed mindset can mean that you stop learning, stop attending conferences, because you "know all that already."
It explains why high achievers and high IQ scores don't always succeed when promoted, and why some executives thrive and others fall prey to "CEO disease."
That's why I wrote an article for Customized Newsletter Services, available for purchase and use in your newsletters and blogs: Mindset: Why Executives Thrive...or Barely Survive.