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Podcast with Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller On Cultivating Grit In Workplaces

Today’s Guest

My guest today is Caroline Adams Miller one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on goal-setting, accomplishment, grit, happiness, and success.


Twitter: @CarolineMCoach

It seems everywhere you turn lately somebody is talking about grit. Is it really the key to success? Can you have too much? How do you cultivate it? So today, I turned to Caroline who is one of the world’s leading practitioners in grit to see what all the fuss is about. 

In this interview you’ll hear why she believes grit has to be authentic and how to avoid the downsides of “stupid grit”, “selfie grit” and “faux grit”. She explains how organizations can build grit through embedding it and why organization leaders must model grit in workplaces.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. 

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You’ll Learn

  • [2:43] – Caroline defines “authentic grit”
  • [3:22] – Caroline shares what she considers to be “stupid grit”
  • [5:45] – Caroline explains “selfie grit” and why grit paragons all have humility
  • [7:54] – Caroline explains “faux grit” and how this gets us into trouble
  • [10:11] – How to build and embed grit
  • [12:38] – Why leaders must have grit
  • [15:18] – Should every workplace cultivate grit?
  • [18:54] – The lightning round with Caroline Adams Miller

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