I am in the midst of working on a new book about Joshua Chamberlain, the 20th Maine, and the Battle of Gettysburg. As part of my background reading, I am trying to become more knowledgeable about the weapons the men carried and the battlefield tactics they used. The current master on that subject is Earl… Read More
Month: May 2018
Was “Grit” the Key to Abraham Lincoln’s Success?
Every few years a new leadership or performance theory emerges that gets everyone talking. Angela Duckworth’s work on “grit” is just such a theory. Duckworth boils her theory down into one very simple statement: “When you consider individuals in identical circumstances, what each achieves depends on just two things, talent and effort” (42). She continues,… Read More