“Race your strengths and train your weaknesses” to accomplish your goals.” Angela Duckworth
Has anyone ever told you that you’re “talented” or “not talented”? What does that mean and does it matter?
Listen to best-selling author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. in this inspiring conversation with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson about grit, talent, strengths, weaknesses and strategies to achieve your goals. (This was recorded under our previous name, Green Connections Radio.)
Duckworth’s TED Talk has nearly 20 million views!
Read my Forbes piece about Angela’s work too.
- What “talent” is and why it’s over-rated.
- Why having a personal compass is crucial for high achievers, to get through the potholes of life.
- How to get (and give) feedback in real time, make it “normal,” and why.
- Why self-compassion and self-talk are especially critical for innovators and high-achievers.
- How to change careers at any age and stage.
- Why you also need creativity, emotional intelligence, generosity, gratitude and kindness.
And soooooo much more!
“One important thing that distinguishes just kind of random, mind-wandering, day-dreaming from genuine creativity or innovation is that, that new idea… also has to be useful.” Angela Duckworth
What do YOU think “talent” is? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson
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- Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity Office and Vice President of Human Resources at Intel.
- Mary Lee Gannon, CEO of a healthcare foundation and executive coach
- Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, on research about what makes women in STEM successful
- Sophie Vandebroek, COO of IBM Research, former CTO of Xerox and President of their Innovation Unit
- Rainia Washington, Lockheed Martin VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion