The Leader's Mind

Short notes from the intersection of business and psychology

Month: March 2021

On good writing

Good writing is good thinking. This is why good writing is not easy, particularly when a situation calls for more prose than poetry. In the field of research, we are taught to reconsider every word we dared to put on a paper and so to change our approach to thinking. Our writing is the mirror of our minds. Nowadays we often showcase our virtuous minds in misspelled messages, emotional blurs, and ad-hoc confusing remarks. Let’s be mindful of the effect of reciprocity. The effort to write well elevates our thinking. But neglect to write well can corrupt our minds. What we want our thinking to be?

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About the concept of Grit

Angela Duckworth in her book Grit (2016) defines grit as a personal characteristic, which has two components: passion and perseverance. She builds on different performance theories and the work of various researchers. The construct of grit emphasizes the importance of effort as essential for success. While Duckworth provides some empirical support for her claims, she makes her claims vaguely. She does not take into consideration the importance of emotional intelligence, and she focuses only on a growth mindset.

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