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Grit To Great

Author : Linda Kaplan Thaler
ISBN : 9780804139137
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is not native intelligence or natural talent that makes people excel, it's old-fashioned hard work, sweat equity, and determination. In Grit to Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval tackle a topic that is close to their hearts, one that they feel is the real secret to their own success in their careers--and in the careers of so many people they know and have met. And that is the incredible power of grit, perseverance, perspiration, determination, and sheer stick-to-it-tiveness. We are all dazzled by the notion that there are some people who get ahead, who reach the corner office because they are simply gifted, or well-connected, or both. But research shows that we far overvalue talent and intellectual ability in our culture. The fact is, so many people get ahead--even the gifted ones--because they worked incredibly hard, put in the thousands of hours of practice and extra sweat equity, and made their own luck. And Linda and Robin should know--they are two girls from the Bronx who had no special advantages or privileges and rose up through their own hard work and relentless drive to succeed to the top of their highly competitive profession. In a book illustrated with a cornucopia of stories and the latest research on success, the authors reveal the strategies that helped them, and countless others, succeed at the highest levels in their careers and professions, and in their personal lives. They talk about the guts--the courage--necessary to take on tough challenges and not give up at the first sign of difficulty. They discuss the essential quality of resiliency. Everyone suffers setbacks in their careers and in life. The key, however, is to pick yourself up and bounce back. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology, they discuss why optimists do better in school, work, and on the playing field--and how to reset that optimistic set point. They talk about industriousness, the notion that Malcolm Gladwell popularized with the 10,000-hour rule in his book Outliers. Creativity theorist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes it takes a minimum of 10 years for one's true creative potential to be realized. And the authors explore the concept of tenacity--the quality that allows us to remain focused and avoid distraction in order to get the job done--an increasingly difficult task in today's fragmented, cluttered, high-tech, connected world. Written in the same short, concise format as The Power of Nice and leavened with the natural humor that characterizes Linda's and Robin's lives--and books--Grit to Great is destined to be the book everyone in business needs.
Category: Business & Economics

From Grit To Great

Author : Jonathan Yabut
ISBN : 6219508203
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Learning How To Hope

Author : Sarah M. Stitzlein
ISBN : 9780190062651
Genre : Philosophy
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Democracy is struggling in America. Citizens increasingly feel cynical about an intractable political system, while hyper-partisanship has dramatically shrank common ground and intensified the extremes. Out of this deepening sense of political despair, philosopher of education Sarah M. Stitzlein seeks to revive democracy by teaching citizens how to hope. Offering an informed call to citizen engagement, Stitzlein directly addresses presidential campaigns, including how to select candidates who support citizens in enacting and sustaining hope. Drawing on examples from American history and pragmatist philosophy, this book explains how hope can be cultivated in schools and sustained through action in our communities -- it describes what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how to teach it. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.
Category: Philosophy

Grit And Valor

Author : TIMOTHY J. THOMPSON M.A.
ISBN : 9781467815741
Genre : Fiction
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ON NOVEMBER 30 1978, SEATTLE SLEW RETIRED FROM THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE ENTERED STALLION DUTY. IMMEDIATELY, HE BEGAN PRODUCING CHAMPION SONS AND DAUGHTERS AT A FEVER PITCH PACE. ON APRIL 21 1981, ONE OF HIS GREATEST AND MOST BELOVED SONS WAS BORN. HIS NAME WAS SWALE. HE WAS A CHIP OFF THE OLE' BLOCK. THIS BOOK IS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE. DURING HIS SHORT LIFE, SWALE DEFINED THE TRUE MEANING OF COURAGE. WHENEVER HE WAS CHALLENGED, HE ROSE TO MEET THAT CHALLENGE. HE NEVER BACKED AWAY FROM A FIGHT. HE DISPLAYED GRIT AND VALOR OUT ON THAT RACETRACK, LIKE NO THOROUGHBRED BEFORE HIM, OR SINCE. WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK, YOU WILL LOVE SWALE, AND YOU WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.
Category: Fiction

Grace Grit And Gratitude

Author : Grace Gawler
ISBN : 9780980394177
Genre : Alternative medicine
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In 1975, Grace Gawler had a promising future. A brilliant young vet nurse planning to study veterinary medicine, she received a lucrative modelling offer, which would have paid her university fees. Concurrently, her boyfriend lost his leg to bone cancer. Grace was at a vital choice point - either pursue glamorous, well-paid modelling work, while studying to become a vet, or support her boyfriend through his dying months. The latter meant foregoing her personal and financial independence - and lifelong dreams of becoming a vet. Grace chose to support Ian. Believing that his cancer was curable, she directed her passion into his healing, dedicating 18-hour days - focussing on juicing, massages, and pain management, whilst researching every cure imaginable. With just a few weeks to live - Ian proposed. Grace accepted, taking him to the Philippines for a healing honeymoon, the beginning of a long road to recovery. He survived and together they established the Gawler Foundation, helping thousands of cancer patients gain hope and lead better lives. Now a mother of four and with Ian in remission, Grace developed her own methods for helping women with breast cancer and authored her first book, WOMEN OF SILENCE, in 1994. Life was good. Disaster struck in 1997; Ian left the family, then her own major health crisis began. Soon the healer of thousands was struggling for her own life. For nine years, she battled on with little support. Horrendously ill, she faced death many times. A beautiful woman, her shining light was almost extinguished. With amazing tenacity, drive, and passion, Grace survived. Near-death experiences have enhanced her passion for living, which bursts through in this book; her enthusiasm for life is contagious. Her only struggle is to contain the adjectives she uses. Now an international wellness leader, this modern day heroine inspires all with her story of GRACE, GRIT AND GRATITUDE.
Category: Alternative medicine

Grit And Valor

Author : Timothy J. Thompson
ISBN : 1467813222
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ON NOVEMBER 30 1978, SEATTLE SLEW RETIRED FROM THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE ENTERED STALLION DUTY. IMMEDIATELY, HE BEGAN PRODUCING CHAMPION SONS AND DAUGHTERS AT A FEVER PITCH PACE. ON APRIL 21 1981, ONE OF HIS GREATEST AND MOST BELOVED SONS WAS BORN. HIS NAME WAS SWALE. HE WAS A CHIP OFF THE OLE' BLOCK. THIS BOOK IS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE. DURING HIS SHORT LIFE, SWALE DEFINED THE TRUE MEANING OF COURAGE. WHENEVER HE WAS CHALLENGED, HE ROSE TO MEET THAT CHALLENGE. HE NEVER BACKED AWAY FROM A FIGHT. HE DISPLAYED GRIT AND VALOR OUT ON THAT RACETRACK, LIKE NO THOROUGHBRED BEFORE HIM, OR SINCE. WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK, YOU WILL LOVE SWALE, AND YOU WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Current Ornithology

Author : Val Nolan Jr.
ISBN : 0306461714
Genre : Science
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Current Ornithology publishes authoritative, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of topics selected from the full range of current research in avian biology. Topics cover the spectrum from the molecular level of organization to population biology and community ecology. The series seeks especially to review (1) fields in which an abundant recent literature will benefit from synthesis and organization, or (2) newly emerging fields that are gaining recognition as the result of recent discoveries or shifts in perspective, or (3) fields in which students of vertebrates may benefit from comparisons of birds with other classes. All chapters are invited, and authors are chosen for their leadership in the subjects under review.
Category: Science

Good To Great To Innovate

Author : Lyn Sharratt
ISBN : 9781483331836
Genre : Education
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Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy Learn how outstanding schools on five continents address career readiness, and how your program can best prepare students for a successful future. Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to: Design a continuum of learning that empowers your students to become independent decision-makers Consistently support student voice and choice through all grade levels Integrate multiple Pathways to opportunity in your curriculum by developing local community partnerships Develop an approach to career readiness that recognizes the value of college, the workplace, university and the new “gold collar” jobs, including technology and the skilled trades
Category: Education