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The Power of Passion & Perseverance: Four Levels of Grit


There’s more to grit than determination – a whole lot more. Knowing that can help you harness this incredible power of passion and perseverance.

Building on the work of Angela Ducksworth and her seminal book, guest Jim Ritchie-Dunham shows how there are four levels of grit in an organization...an insight which dovetails neatly with his own work in ecosynomics.

Leaders often unknowingly determine how it cascades through various parts of their business – but because they’re not aware of it, they may be reinforcing the wrong kind of grit for a particular department, team, or employee. That results in inefficiencies, lower staff engagement, and the loss of talent. But all of that can be boosted when grit is recognized and deftly applied.

Dig in to a deeper understanding of grit with Jim Ritchie-Dunham and host Maureen Metcalf!

Jim Ritchie-Dunham is president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, affiliated with Boston College, Harvard, EGADE Business School, and UPMadrid, co-author of Ecosynomics (2014) & Managing from Clarity (2001). He blogs regularly at jlrd.me. He has a BSPE (UTulsa), MIM (Thunderbird), MBA (ESADE), and PhD Decision Sciences (UTAustin).

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