πŸ“’ Author : Linda Kaplan Thaler
πŸ“’ Publisher : Crown Business
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-09-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780804139137
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Jonathan Yabut
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014
πŸ“’ Pages : 152
πŸ“’ ISBN : 6219508203
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

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πŸ“’ Author : Worth Books
πŸ“’ Publisher : Open Road Media
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-01-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 30
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781504043779
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Study Aids

SYNOPSIS : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Grit tells you what you need to knowβ€”before or after you read Angela Duckworth’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Grit by Angela Duckworth includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Angela Duckworth’s Grit: Psychologist Angela Duckworth blows the lid off of theories that suggest IQ and socioeconomic status are the sole predictors of success. Not intellectually gifted, according to her traditional, Asian-American father, Duckworth nevertheless became a MacArthur β€œGenius.” Winning the award led her to reflect upon the qualities that got her there: perseverance and passion. Interviewing dozens of the world’s winners, Duckworth ventures into the playing fields of achievement, speaking with CEOs and coaches, and visits West Point, competitive swim teams, and even the National Spelling Bee to discover the common threads. Pulling from history, as well as cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioral science, Grit offers tips and advice for everyoneβ€”from parents to athletes to entrepreneursβ€”about how getting gritty can help you to succeed. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.


πŸ“’ Author : Lee Ann Nutt
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2019-01-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 156
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781475844245
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : This book is for community college board members, administrators, faculty and staff who also want to: (1) foster beliefs that will enable students to finish what they start; (2) empower students to overcome daily challenges and real adversity; and (3) transform human potential into achievement, for a lifetime.


πŸ“’ Author : John Phillips
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1836
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105031144442
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Geology

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πŸ“’ Author : TIMOTHY J. THOMPSON M.A.
πŸ“’ Publisher : AuthorHouse
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-03-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 264
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781467815741
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Grace Gawler
πŸ“’ Publisher : Grace Gawler
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 416
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780980394177
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Alternative medicine

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Val Nolan Jr.
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000-05-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 328
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0306461714
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Timothy J. Thompson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Author House
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-03-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 364
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1467813222
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Burt L. Standish
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1905
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : HARVARD:32044119762300
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

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