The Trait You Really Need to Get Ahead in Your Career
When you think about things you need for your career to thrive, you may list great professional contacts, good work relationships, and a strong work ethic as some of the factors that have helped you succeed in the past. But regardless of your other qualifications, one important tool always comes in handy: grit.
Consultant, former public school teacher, and current professor Angela Lee Duckworth explains how true grit isn’t just the name of a good movie; it’s also the reason why some people succeed against all odds.
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