Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

What is Grit? – Angela Duckworth

GLS Speaker Spotlight - Angela Duckworth

In the past year, everyone has has been talking about grit.

Last spring, Angela Duckworth released her long-awaited book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverence and it quickly became a staple on numerous Best Business Book lists. Based on a multi-year research project, she found grit to be the key component for success in life and leadership. Angela Duckworth will be speaking at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek.

In this four-minute video, Angela helps us understand why grit is important and how we can develop it in ourselves and others.


Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at University of Pennsylvania and founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the practice of character development. An advisor to the White House, the World Bank and Fortune 500 CEOs, Duckworth studies grit and self-control, two attributes critical to success and well-being. Her first book, Grit: the Power of Passion and Perserverence, debuted in 2016 as a New York Times bestseller.

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