The best predictor of success - GRIT

How do we develop passion and perseverance for long term goals?  Take 6 minutes to listen to current research from psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth about the best predictor of success and what we know and do not know about developing grittiness in our children.

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Angela Lee Duckworth

Why you should listen to her:

 In her late 20s, Angela Lee Duckworth left a demanding job as a management consultant at McKinsey to teach math in public schools in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.
After five years of teaching seventh graders, she went back to grad school to complete her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is now an assistant professor in the psychology department. Her research subjects include students, West Point cadets, and corporate salespeople, all of whom she studies to determine how "grit" is a better indicator of success than factors such as IQ or family income.
"Angela Lee Duckworth's research validated and furthered my beliefs in the keys to success for individuals, teams and a business. While intelligence is required, Angela demonstrated that the determining factors for success were perseverance, hard work and a drive to improve."
Shabbir Dahod, Forbes