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Title Grit : the power of passion and perseverance / Angela Duckworth.
Author Duckworth, Angela.
Publication New York : Scribner, 2016.
Description 1 online resource
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Summary "In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: What grit is and why it matters -- Showing up -- Distracted by talent -- Effort counts twice -- How gritty are you? -- Grit grows -- Part II: Growing grit from the inside out -- Interest -- Practice -- Purpose -- Hope -- Part III: Growing grit from the outside in -- Parenting for grit -- The playing fields of grit -- A culture of grit -- Conclusion.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject Success.
Perseverance (Ethics)
Expectation (Psychology)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Personality.
EDUCATION -- Professional Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Diligence. (OCoLC)fst00893816
Expectation (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00918330
Perseverance (Ethics) (OCoLC)fst01058370
Success. (OCoLC)fst01137041
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Duckworth, Angela. Grit. New York : Scribner, 2016 9781501111105 (DLC) 2015042880
ISBN 9781501111129 (electronic bk.)
1501111124 (electronic bk.)

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