Author Ellen Ensher applies the work of social psychologist Angela Duckworth to explore how understanding of grit and resiliance can be used to help keep your team motivated when pursuing long term goals and facing daily challenges.
- Think about the last time you accomplished a goal…or stuck with something when it got difficult.…What motivated you to keep going?…Very likely, your grit and resilience.…Grit is passion and perseverance…for long-term goal achievement.…Resilience is the ability to overcome daily challenges…and cope with adversity.…Knowing how to develop grit and resilience…in yourself and your team matters.…
Social psychologist, Angela Duckworth…and other scholars have found that grit…matters more than IQ, SAT scores or income…in predicting success and retention for students,…the military and employees.…So as a manager, here are four ways…to develop grit and resilience.…Reflect on and share your failures.…In spite of our best efforts as humans,…the only way to get better at something is by failing.…
In the words of Michael Jordan,…"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.…"I've lost almost 300 games.…"26 times, I've been trusted…"to take the game-winning shot and missed.…"I've failed over and over again in my life.…"And that is why I have succeeded."…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring