WiM Massachusetts Book Club:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
Massachusetts Women in Manufacturing (WiM) invite you to a Beyond the Book chat about, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance," by Angela Duckwoth on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 7:00 -8:00PM. Learn more about our chapter, meet professionals from a variety of companies and enjoy a thought-provoking discussion.
In this must-read book, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance," 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.