Can Perseverance Be Taught?

Angela Duckworth is THE preeminent researcher on grit.  Here she talks about its cultivation in those of us who don’t come by tons of it naturally.    

My favorite line: “Unlike many decisions (e.g., what to have for lunch), choosing to endure rather than desist is a choice that must be effortfully sustained over time.”

Often that’s what we in the human development space work to help clients achieve.  

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Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?

Interesting comments… Counting value versus creating value, not sure I completely agree. Curious on others thoughts to the ideas here.

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