Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary features personal stories and the latest research on success to illustrate strategies that helped the authors—and many others—succeed at high levels in their careers and professions, as well as in their personal lives. The authors discuss the courage necessary to take on intimidating challenges without giving up.
The book is co-written by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Kova, bestselling authors of The Power of Nice and the co-founders of the Kaplan Thaler Group, a fast-growing ad agency. The two have co-authored additional bestsellers, including The Power of Nice, The Power of Small and Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World.
“Grit to Great is packed with wisdom and lessons on how develop the power of perseverance, tenacity and fortitude that ultimately leads to success,” says Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.
Emerging research suggests that there is far more to success in life than a country club pedigree or natural ability and share talent. Passion and perseverance, it turns out, matter more than talent or intelligence when it comes to being successful. For most of us, the corner office or professional kudos is the result of hard work, rather than exceptional genes. The end game, it turns out, belongs to the truly diligent, not the merely talented. It belongs to those who have grit.
Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary is available at Amazon.com.