Ryan Gottfredson, assistant professor of management at Cal State Fullerton, is a pioneer in leadership research—  with a focus on mindsets along with performance management.

In his review of the last 30+ years of mindset research, he has identified three mindsets that prime people for processing and operating in the most successful ways possible. These mindsets personified Kobe Bryant.

"Don’t get me wrong, Kobe Bryant was concerned about his performance, but he was so much more concerned about learning, growing, and mastering. He was such a great student of the game. And, it was his desire to learn, grow, and master his craft that led to his success, not his drive to outperform others."