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Angela Duckworth
Founder & CEO of . Professor at . Author of "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance"
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Angela Duckworth Apr 19
Spoiler alert: No! Americans don't seem to be sliding downhill in self-control
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Angela Duckworth Apr 19
Wise words from a seven-year old...when we feel safe and loved, we're ready to help others
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Angela Duckworth Apr 17
, David Laibson, and I write: as an individual American struggling to do what’s best for you in the long run, don’t rely on willpower. Instead deploy science-backed strategies that make self-control easier.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 17
Set rules around how you communicate with others. Communication isn’t just the transmission of information. It’s also sending and receiving emotions. That's why in-person communication triumphs.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 16
"It takes years to become an ‘overnight success’ and it’s just showing up day after day and putting in the work." 2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden says this key to success is 'something that's often neglected'
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Angela Duckworth Apr 15
If a question or problem isn't solved in two emails, perhaps try picking up the phone. My colleagues avoid minor misunderstandings by opting-out of email tagging and communicating verbally, preferably, in-person.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 13
SISU, identity, and what it means to see yourself as indomitable
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Character Lab Apr 11
How can the science of character improve your daily life? 's interprets the everyday decisions we make in the world through the lens of scientific research. Sign up here:
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Angela Duckworth Apr 10
Why does bragging persist? Developing social intelligence is something we can all work on. Read my about braggarts.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 9
Many expert performers have rituals, and here's a gritty exemplar
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Angela Duckworth Apr 8
Does everyone in the universe really need to know where your kid is headed for college this fall? I write about the pitfalls of bragging in my latest on :
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HRCI Apr 8
Founder and CEO of & bestselling author of is a featured guest of our new podcast, . She analyzes one's level of grit & the importance of developing a purposeful organization.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 6
Parenting Books for the Privileged Throughout the Ages
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Angela Duckworth Apr 4
My top 5 books on character development: Mischel, The Marshmallow Test Dweck, Mindset Grazer, A Curious Mind Prinstein, Popular Damon, Path to Purpose Full write-up : .
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Adam Grant Apr 3
Don't ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. It encourages them to define themselves in terms of work. Instead, ask them what they want to do—and who they want to be. You can aspire to be a person of integrity and generosity in any career.
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Wendy Wood Apr 3
Why a bowl of your favorite ice cream feels tired and stale when you eat it every evening....and what to do about it. Habits are wonderfully reliable, but, face it, even your best ones aren't very exciting....
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Angela Duckworth Apr 3
People are pretty good at knowing what they’re like in the moment. Yet research shows we can be quite blind to our social blunders. My , “Social Blind Spots,” reminds us how we can stay better attuned to our actions.
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Angela Duckworth Apr 2
My mother, Theresa, taught me what it means to give without asking. That's what gives me optimism.
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Katherine Milkman Apr 1
Does diversity training change behavior in organizations? A field experiment (N=3k) out today in led by E Chang (w/ me, D Gromet) answers this q. Our results may surprise you...
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Angela Duckworth Apr 1
It’s easy to act like a jerk and not realize it. My , “Social Blind Spots,” reminds us how to best avoid social blunders by listening for feedback.
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