Shot 81: GET GRIT

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 4 months ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

GET GRIT AND GET AFTER IT.  One of Tommy’s favorite quotes was one he attributed to Cicero: “Lacking intellect, I turned to industry.”  Now, for sure, the famous Roman senator stateman Cicero was abundantly smart, and for him to say that working hard was key is to say a lot.  
You see, leaders, to be gifted with, say smarts, is not necessarily the difference.  It’s the “get er done” mentality that often wins the day.  Success often goes to those who dig in, find a way, and push themselves no matter what it takes.  Of course, look for talent, but also look for results.  Behind them, I’ll bet that you will discover determination that drives behavior.  So, go too for grit.   

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