In this episode, we welcomed Caroline Miller, author of many books including the forthcoming Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose. Her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success provides a fascinating topic for discussion around how Grit connects with workplace culture. Check it out!
All this talk about Millennials puts us on one of two sides of the argument: 1) "shut the hell up, I can't take it any more" or 2) "yep, makes sense. let's get on that." It turns out that it doesn't really matter what side you're on, because it's not really about the Millennials anyway.
Why We've Got It Wrong About Bringing Our True Selves To Work
August 24, 2016
Authenticity that stops other people doing their best work - that's not the right kind. We want to be authentic for a purpose - to do better work. Only then can we figure out how to actually allow for everyone's true selves to be valued.
Contrary to popular belief, people who have never failed are not superior than those who have. Do we really want to hire someone who has never failed over someone who has? Resilience and resourcefulness arise from failure - how can we truly know about the stuff we are made of if it has never been put to the test?