What’s a greater predictor of success than IQ or EQ? August 8th, 2017, by Ken Buckley

Answer: grit.

Grit has fast become the must-have skill for employees. And not just because it results in better work; it’s also essential for our own mental and emotional health.

Author and TED speaker, Angela Lee Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals”.

When researching school and college students, Duckworth found that the quality of grit was a greater predictor of success than IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence), or economic situation.

She has since looked into the positive effects of grit in the workplace.

Watch Duckworth’s fascinating TED talk here.

From a workplace health and wellness perspective, grit ticks all the boxes. It not only leads to higher productivity from a financial point of view, but just as importantly, it helps protect each employees’ mental and emotional health.

Healthworks offers a range of seminars and workshops on resilience and grit, including our Maximum Resilience seminar. Email us to find out more.


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