Angela Duckworth, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” and a positive psychology leader, discovered that it is not the most capable or most creative individuals who succeed, but those who demonstrate passion and perseverance toward a long-term goal. She called this “grit.” The same is true of organizations. In the current political climate, which changes almost daily, organizations wishing to survive and thrive will have to be gritty. Those serving individuals with special challenges will need to be able to instill grit in others.
An interactive introduction to GRIT, what it means, and why it has captured so much attention, will set the tone for a discussion about its role in individual and organizational success, during this workshop.
Participants will learn about the Grit Scale, generate ideas for integrating grit into their organization’s culture and create scenarios where grit is increasing customer success rates.
• Help participants understand how grit is connected to self-efficacy, resiliency, motivation, Appreciative Inquiry and other elements of positive psychology.
• Learn about the elements of grit, and brainstorm ideas for bringing them into an organization’s culture.
• Acquire strategies for using grit to improve customer success rates.
• Specific ideas for making grit an integral part of their organizational culture/structure.
• Using grit to help increase customer success rates. .