The research of scientist Angela Lee Duckworth emphasises the idea of “Grit,” the perseverance and resilience to succeed at a task over the long term maximising the talent at your disposal and utilising “Deliberate Practice.”
As I teach on the iPerform programme, feeling passionate about your job is very important as it helps both improve performance and wellbeing. However, according to new research, there is a “right” and “wrong” type of passion.
There have been two recent studies that have looked at a link between supervisors with mindful traits, and employee wellbeing and performance. Published in the journal Mindfulness, both studies demonstrate some pretty convincing results.