UH Energy Webinar Series: The Fundamentals of Grit: Building Personal Effectiveness, Positive Impact and Influence
Friday, March 26, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What is “grit?” Is it “toughness”? Or hanging in there when others have quit? Yes, but there’s more. Angela Duckworth, researcher, author and psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, defines grit as “passion and perseverance for especially long-term goals”. It’s more important than you might think. Experience shows that the best predictor of personal and professional success is not IQ or the selection of college major or family income or any of the other traditional “advantages” that individuals may have. The most critical element is grit. Talent and natural gifts are always helpful, but grit counts more. And as we deal with greater and greater grand challenges (energy supply, clean water, pandemic, freeze, business disruption… the list only grows) the importance of grit has never been more important. Our discussion will focus on the key strategies that all of us can apply to build grit, both in their professional and personal lives, with the aim of building personal effectiveness, positive impact and influence.