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For over 200 years the dictionary has defined grit as: “unyielding courage in the face of hardship.” Angela Duckworth, based on research she conducted at the University of Pennsylavania, changed the definition to: “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.”

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What's Passion Got To Do With It?

My challenge with leaders in all industries is to help them develop teams that have an edge. I often begin my work with head coaches by asking their athletes: “Are you a player or a competitor? There’s a big difference.

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Are You A Player Or A Competitor?

On September 12, 1962 in a speech at Rice University JFK challenged Americans to embrace Strivership when he said: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Kennedy inspired us to dream about what was possible. He challenged us to strive together to achieve a goal that would exceed expectations.

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It's Time to Start Dreaming Again

Rob Campbell experienced Jobs’ inspiration first hand. Carmine Gallo recounted his story in “Steve Jobs and the Power of Vision.” When Gallo interviewed Campbell for the article in the early 2000’s he was the CEO of Voalte, but in the 1970’s he was a young programmer who was excited about the emergence of personal computers.  He decided to begin looking for work with companies that were driving the PC revolution. 

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The Vision Thing

Leaders focus on what can be controlled, seizing every opportunity to cultivate in their people the willingness to compete, to strive together. The people in these organizations are not scoreboard watchers. They thrive when challenged to execute under pressure while tackling difficult problems. Results follow.

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Managers Hype Results; Leaders Cultivate Strivership



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