Culture Chat: How to encourage the right kind of grit in the workplace

August 2, 2017

Maddie Grant of Work XO spoke with Caroline Miller about how to cultivate the right kind of grit in the workplace and why Caroline believes that it’s time for a “grit revolution” as part of what she calls “Positive Psychology 2.0” in the workplace.

In this half-hour discussion, Caroline talks with Maddie Grant about how grit is relevant to the 21st century workplace, including:

  • What companies told her they are looking for in job applicants and how they determine who to hire when it comes to grit – like farming families, Eagle Scouts, Mormons and athletes
  • Why “authentic grit” needs to awe and inspire others in order to be “good” grit
  • How “selfie grit” in the workplace shows up as the “disruptive jerk”
  • How “faux grit” can undermine a workplace culture
  • Why Millennials are not to blame for the standards they’ve grown accustomed to
  • Why we may have overdone the “positive workplace” emphasis at the expense of valuing grit
  • Why social and intellectual humility matter so much in life and in the workplace
  • How grit and goal setting theory are important to workplace success, but why so few workplaces are set up to pursue the best goals

To see and listen to the podcast online, click here.

Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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