Building Organizational Grit: Insights from Dr. Rob Sheehan
The drive to achieve and the perseverance to stick with it are vital to the success of any organization. Are those traits born, or can they be bred? Rob Sheehan, Academic Director of Executive MBA Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a friend of Hyatt-Fennell, recently wrote on the importance of grit and ways to foster it in your organization.
Grit is the exceptional stamina that individuals demonstrate to achieve high performance. People strong in grit are always striving to improve, make the sacrifices necessary to achieve, and remain in love with what they do. Research shows that grit predicts high performance in a variety of domains.
Given the importance of grit—how can it be developed at the individual, team, and organizational levels?