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Grit : the power of passion and perseverance / Angela Duckworth.

Duckworth, Angela, (author.).

Available copies

  • 46 of 51 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 51 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 158.1 DUC GRI (Text) 34207002006501 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 01/26/2018
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron 158.1 DUC (Text) 75253000052243 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 158.1 DUCKWORTH (Text) 34706001535386 Non-Fiction 100-199 Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler 158.1 DUC (Text) 34044000900975 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 158.1 DUC (Text) 36803000977483 NONFIC Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 158.1 D836 (Text) 79361000098703 Adult Nonfiction - Body, Mind & Spirit Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 158.1 DUC (Text) 33118000176072 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 158.1 DUC (Text) 34304000826236 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 158.1 Duc (Text) 32604000204545 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 158.1 DUC (Text) 50825010697380 Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501111105
  • ISBN: 1501111108
  • Physical Description: xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Scribner, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: What grit is and why it matters -- Showing up -- Distracted by talent -- Effort counts twice -- How gritty are you? -- Grit grows -- Part II: Growing grit from the inside out -- Interest -- Practice -- Purpose -- Hope -- Part III: Growing grit from the outside in -- Parenting for grit -- The playing fields of grit -- A culture of grit -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.: "In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, 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. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Success.
Perseverance (Ethics)
Expectation (Psychology)
PSYCHOLOGY > Personality.
EDUCATION > Professional Development.

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