Grit: HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

  • 1h 35m 27s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

In the face of hardship, you need perseverance and determination.

You need grit. But how do you build it?

This book explores how you can persist in difficult situations. You'll learn how to convince yourself to do hard things, find support in trying circumstances, and know when you're pushing yourself too hard.

This volume includes the work of: Angela Duckworth, Misty Copeland, Shannon Huffman Polson, and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - To Build Grit, Go Back to Basics An interview with Shannon Huffman Polson by Curt Nickisch
  • Chapter 2 - Gauging Your Grit By Thomas H. Lee and Angela Duckworth
  • Chapter 3 - How to Deal with High-Pressure Situations at Work By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
  • Chapter 4 - How to Convince Yourself to Do Hard Things By David Rock
  • Chapter 5 - “Mentors Were What Helped Me Survive” An interview with Misty Copeland by Alison Beard
  • Chapter 6 - When to Grit—and When to Quit By André Spicer
  • Chapter 7 - Are You Pushing Yourself Too Hard? By Rebecca Zucker
  • Chapter 8 - How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride By David DeSteno
  • Chapter 9 - Organizational Grit By Thomas H. Lee and Angela Duckworth


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