May 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us to discuss Grit by Angela Duckworth

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Hosted by SEAOI via Zoom from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST.

Registration is free, but please RSVP by May 18th at 10:00 am to receive a link to the event.


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Katherine Quigg ( Simpson Strong-Tie )
Allie Lukachik ( Keast & Hood )
Don Jabczynski ( S.E. Enhancements, LLC )
Yasmin Chaudhry ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
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Egla Qori ( AECOM )
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Jessica Clifford ( Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc. )
Kristi Sattler ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )