Have you ever wondered what determines if an individual is academically and/or professionally successful? One would assume intelligence, time management skills, or wealth are all possible factors… but surprisingly those don’t take the top spot. Angela Lee Duckworth, a psychologist from the University of Pennsylvania, just might have the answer. Check out this 6-minute TED Talk to hear her story.
What are your thoughts?
- Do you think passion and perseverance are crucial for success?
- Do you think there is a more important factor for success?
- Can you think of anyone who embodies this factor?
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Simon Sienk, “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” shares this simple, yet powerful 18-minute TED Talk to inspire leadership. In the video, Sinek references the “golden circle” to explain why Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers had such a lasting effect on society.
We may not all be leaders or desire leadership traits, but this video should at least make you appreciate the strength and importance of great leaders.
March 19, 2014 in Best Practices
Tagged Apple, How, Inspiration, Leader, Leadership, Martin Luther King, Motivation, Simon Sienk, TED, TED Talk, The Golden Circle, The Wright Brothers, Video, Visionary, What, Why