A Leadership Gift for You this Christmas
This Christmas, I want to give you a powerful gift, but one that is less than charming and sentimental. Bundled in my prayers for you is that you as a leader would have grit.
Etymologically, the word grit comes from the Old English word for small grains of stone. I assume those Europeans who first uttered the word were thinking of something small, tough, hard to get rid of, and almost indivisible. When the word migrated to North American English, it held the meaning "pluck, spirit, or firmness of mind."
Educational researchers, psychologists, and authors have stumbled again on the concept of grit in the last number of years and made it a matter of discussion.