2019 Book Club - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

September 19, 2019
Written by: Hope Alexander, Vice President | Business Development, BE&K Building Group
CREW Book Group Discussion September 10, 2019 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Each year, the CREW Leadership and Professional Development (L&PD) Committee organizes a book group around an annual theme.  This year’s theme is The Resilient Leader.  Grit, by Angela Duckworth, was this year’s selection, and discussions focused on five target chapters. The group is open to all CREW members, and is hosted in small venues of 8-10 people over dinner, appetizers and drinks.

This year, about 30 CREW members participated.  They took the Grit Test, and had a great time discussing effort, passion, consistency and resilience versus, talent and skill.  We learned that Grit changes as a function of the cultural environment in which we grow up, we get grittier as we get older, and with interest, practice, purpose and hope, our grit can grow.