Pete Carroll is the Seattle Seahawks football team’s head coach. His coaching philosophy is based around identifying and cultivating grit, and Duckworth cites him as an example of how leaders can build successful organizations by forming gritty cultures. As part of her research for Grit, Duckworth visited Carroll and met his team in Seattle.
Pete Carroll Character Timeline in Grit
The timeline below shows where the character Pete Carroll appears in Grit. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: How Gritty Are You?
Chapter 12: A Culture of Grit
...her visit, Duckworth noticed important elements of the Seahawks’ culture. Most notably, the team uses Pete Carroll ’s specific language. Seahawks define competition not as defeating their opponents, but as working together... (full context)