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TD Magazine

The Pros and Cons of Grit

Perseverance is good—up to a point.

Every so often, a concept from the academic world holds value for those of us in the corporate world and becomes a popular rallying cry for leaders across a broad spectrum of fields. To be of use, these concepts must be catchy, straightforward, and applicable to different professional contexts. The concept of grit seems to fit these criteria. Defined by psychologist and researcher Angela Duckworth as "perseverance and passion in pursuit of long-term

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