6 minutes insight for CEOs and HR Professionals about GRIT as a significant predictor of success. Grit predicts success over and beyond talent. When you consider individuals of equal talent, the grittier ones do better.

For the last 17 years, Angela Lee Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania has been conducting groundbreaking studies on grit—the quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals. 

In this TED talk Duckworth describes what her research has shown about the relationship between grit and achievement, and she reflects on the importance of helping students develop grit and other non-cognitive traits.

How you put emphasis on measuring GRIT in your recruitment and selection process? How do you value ’gritty’ people in your organisation?