Grit

by

Angela Duckworth

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Pete Carroll Character Analysis

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.
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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?
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Pete Carroll , the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, defines passion in terms of a life philosophy.... (full context)
Chapter 12: A Culture of Grit
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After the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2014, coach Pete Carroll explained that his coaching philosophy is to look for players with grit. In fact, he... (full context)
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A couple years after their first conversation, Duckworth visited Pete Carroll in Seattle. Carroll had praised grit in his autobiography and media appearances. He said that... (full context)
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...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)