Leading with GRIT: Inspiring Action and Accountability with Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth
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Improve yourself – and your workplace – with GRIT
Leading With GRIT is a practical and proven guide for transforming the workplace, offering pragmatic insight on value-based strategies that improve the individual and the business. Based on the author's proprietary principles of GRIT – Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth – this book describes how working toward individual improvement produces better organizational results than traditional approaches that focus on collective improvement. Readers are introduced to GRIT with a framework that can be applied in any workplace scenario, and are provided with strategies for applying GRIT to communication and intra-office operations. Each chapter includes activities that assist with implementation, moving beyond the theoretical framework commonly taught in business school to provide a more practical approach to personal development.
The principles of GRIT are exactly the sort of instruction leaders are encouraging, and companies worldwide are willing to invest large sums. The approach stands out for its unique, personal approach that melds values-based principles with business concepts to produce spectacular results. This book is the complete guide to GRIT, with an emphasis on practicality.
- Learn why the principles of GRIT have proven so effective
- Apply GRIT in communications for better productivity
- Discover how each person impacts those around them
- Cultivate a positive, constructive attitude for less stress and more growth
GRIT helps readers make themselves and their workplaces happier and healthier, decreasing stress, sparking personal growth, retaining employees, and developing mindful leaders. In essence, Leading With GRIT is a handbook for improving the bottom line by improving the lives and outlook of those who contribute to it.
of us. It takes even more mindfulness to make careful choices, when ironically mindfulness is what we have the least of. It's a cyclical never-ending problem—unless we commit to being aware and making better choices. Think about it: If you're clear about what you want and you're living your life in alignment with that, respecting yourself and others, you will have plenty of time to do the things that are most important to you. Perhaps you're trying to do too much or you have too much? If that
applied, the four elements of GRIT® (see Figure 1.1) free us to create a healthier, happier, and more productive experience for ourselves and for our workplace. Figure 1.1 The Four Elements of GRIT® GRIT® is a mind-set that ensures you're doing your best. Through GRIT®, we learn how to take a look at ourselves on a deeper level. We see that how we're treating ourselves, what we're doing and saying to ourselves, directly influences the way we are treating other people. GRIT® exercises our
or maybe a parent or teacher—someone in a leadership position whom you completely trusted. You felt they genuinely cared about you. How much more motivated were you to work for that person? I'll bet that when you think of the quality of your work, you didn't want to disappoint, so you strived to do your best. You cared about more than just yourself. This is another prime example of the law of giving and receiving, as we experienced in Chapter 5. People may not notice or even appreciate the value
and grossly outweighs the benefits of technical skills. These people are making the biggest splashes, or undercurrents, and are the toxins that will kill your project, wipe out your budget, or crush everyone else's creativity and passion. There's a famous story about a traveler centuries ago who was walking across what is today France. This traveler came to an open area where hundreds of workers were busy laboring in the hot sun. The traveler approached one of the workers and asked him what he
are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” We're always in a hurry, trying to get everything accomplished, doing and being it all. We don't ever stop to ask ourselves if what we're doing is making us happy! When is the last time you reflected on what it is you really want out of life? We rarely pause and step back to decide if this is how we want to spend our time and energy. No wonder we feel empty, overwhelmed, unsatisfied with our accomplishments, and aimlessly seeking more out of