Why intelligence, talent and charisma are vastly overrated

Why intelligence, talent and charisma are vastly overrated, by Dana McCauley.

Once upon a time, talent and drive were all that were needed to succeed.

But the latest psychological research has discovered a third element of success that is so important, it almost cancels out the others.

It’s called grit, and it’s the latest management buzzword that is transforming what bosses and sports coaches expect from their staff and players.

Performance and wellbeing coach Michelle McQuaid describes grit as passion and perseverance for long-term goals, and the ability to stick it out no matter what — whether it be continuing to put in the effort for those tedious, repetitive tasks that move you forward, or picking yourself up after you’ve been knocked to the ground.