how you can be in control of your career growth [podcast]

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In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Robin Koval, CEO and President of Legacy, a national public health foundation that works with tobacco prevention. In addition, Koval is co-founder and former president of the agency, Kaplan Thaler Group. She is the co-author of many books, including newly released, “Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary.”

You will learn:

2:25 – Background on Robin Koval.
4:31 – What does “grit” mean?
4:46 – Grit is the secret to success.
5:00 – G.R.I.T = guts, resilience, initiative and tenacity.
6:04 – What does “pluck” mean?
6:32 – Both “grit” and “pluck” are at the root of the American character and is something each one of us needs to develop.
8:13 – The importance of an open mindset.
9:07 – You can always expand who you are and what you do if you are gutsy and resilient, and have initiative and tenacity.
10:10 – Tools are available to develop better grit.
11:24 – If you want your dream to come true, wake up already!
11:35 – Doing the little things will help you work towards your dreams.
12:13 – Everyone has grit and needs to develop it.
14:50 – The importance of making your bed everyday.
16:55 – How nice and grit create happy employees and good workplaces.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Learn more and connect with Robin Koval

Website | Twitter |  LinkedIn

Learn more about: Grit to Great

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