Forum on World Class IT - 238 Interviews and Podcasts

Welcome to the Forum on World Class IT podcast series, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

May 23, 2016

People

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Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In this interview, Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:
  • The definition of “Grit” and how she had made it part of her life’s work
  • How passion is something that must be found and how it contributes to “Grit”
  • The development of the “Hard Thing Rule” and what that means
  • The traits of gritty people: interest, practice, purpose, and hope
  • Her background teaching math in NYC and how that influences her thoughts on “Grit”
  • Lessons for organizations that have formulated a gritty culture
  • How you should factor grittiness into recruiting
  • The Character Lab in Philadelphia that she runs, and its mission