However, far fewer people understand how to lead: how to mobilize energy in people, teams, and other groups; how to inspire and motivate through hope, vision, meaning, and purpose; how to increase productivity while also releasing peoples talent, creativity, and resilience; how to build a resonant culture that calls for everyone’s best.
Amongst, many differentiating factors of a leader I feel GRIT is one of those factors which certainly make a leader stand out.
The question is about to develop grit to be a successful leader.
According to Angela Duckworth in her book GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverance, shows anyone striving to succeed be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a unique blend of passion and persistence she calls grit.
I am so much moved by these two equations that offer a simple proof for why grit trumps talent: Talent effort = skill.