Is “Grit” the New Buzzword?

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These days it’s difficult to avoid hearing reference to it; “grit” seems to be the new leadership, management, student, child “must have” ability, trait, skill, etc.  It’s easy to nod our head, and agree it’s important, just as we did for “emotional intelligence”.  But what does “grit” actually mean?  In a recent article,  Bravetta Hassell, associate editor at Chief Learning Officer, provides an interesting perspective and research:

Why successful leaders focus on the 1%, not the 99%

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“Learning is the most celebrated neglected activity in the workplace.” So states Gianpiero Petriglieri in a timeless HBR article. He continues: “Everyone says that learning is essential for companies’ success—and for your own. And yet, on a daily basis, who cares for your learning? No one. People care about what you have learned. They care about your results. Learning is great as long as you do it quietly, in your…