Don’t Grade Schools on Grit

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed, “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” Evidence has now accumulated in support of King’s proposition: Attributes like self-control predict children’s success in school and beyond. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a groundswell of popular interest in character development.Read More

Wharton People Analytics Conference 2014: Case Studies: Predicting Employee Performance: Dullaghan, Biga, Duckworth, & Wrzesniewski

From the 2015 Wharton People Analytics Conference, case studies on predicting employee performance from Ryan Dullaghan (Manager, People Assessment & Analytics, Jet Blue), Andrew Biga (Director of Talent Acquisition and Assessment, Jet Blue), Angela Duckworth (Associate Professor of Psychology, Wharton) and Amy Wrzesniewski (Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management), followed by a Q&A moderated by Wharton’s Deputy Vice Dean of MBA Admissions, Maryellen Reilly Lamb.Read More