An interesting Ted Talk about what one psychologist says is a strong predictor of success.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
The predictor of success (per her talk) is grit – passion and perseverance over the long-term (years). A growth mind-set tends to build grit…willing to fail and accept setbacks and continue on.
Should we try and recruit people with grit?