We are all dazzled by the notion that there are some people who get ahead because they are simply gifted, or well-connected, or both. But research shows that we far over-value talent in our culture.
In “Grit to Great,” authors Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval tackle the topic.
Many people who succeed – even the gifted ones – do so because they’ve put in the thousands of hours of practice and made their own luck, according to the authors. The book includes strategies that helped the authors, and many others, succeed professionally and personally.
Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology, the authors discuss why optimists do better in school, at work and on the playing field. The authors explore the concept of tenacity – the quality that allows us to remain focused and avoid distraction in today’s fragmented world.
“Grit to Great” is available at www.800ceoread.com for $15.96.