August 23, 2015

About

Each person has what it takes to be something great. Momentum Leadership helps young women to unlock the potential that lies within them. It creates the environment for each participant to discover her capacity and gives her the tools to become her personal best.

We are committed to the development of leaders who aspire to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, firms and society; to inspiring leaders to work with a spirit of service and integrity. 

Believing that the workplace is above all communities of people who work better in an atmosphere of trust, Momentum Leadership’s mission is articulated in the programme’s content and carried-out by the young professional volunteers involved who lead by example.

These emphasize: 

  • Perseverance and passion for long-term goals 
  • Commitment to the common good of society 
  • Growth Mindset
  • Teamwork

Momentum is part of Brosna Educational Centres CLG, a registered charity (CHY 6329) for the advancement of education and character development in accordance with Christian principles and ideals.

The pastoral care of Brosna Educational Centres CLG is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church with activities on every continent. 

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Method

Growth mindset is a learned ability to respond to difficulties and setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth. Connected to this is “grit”, which is the capacity to persevere with passion and determination in the pursuit of long-term goals. In Momentum we do not simply speak about these transformational ideas, but the three steps of the programme help each girl to practise them and thereby make them part of herself.

 

Grit – Perseverance and Passion for Long-term goals

angela duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Resources:

Angela Duckworth, Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success (2016)

Angela Duckworth 0fficial website

The Grit Scale 

Ted Talk: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

Resources:

Dr Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential (2012)

Official Website on Mindset

Test your Mindset

Ted Talk: The power of believing that you can improve