More Praise for Grit to Great

“You don’t need to be brilliant or incredibly talented to become hugely successful.  But what you do need is to read this book. ‘Grit to Great’ teaches us all how to develop our grit quotient so almost any goal is possible.”

– James Patterson, bestselling author

“Grit to Great is an insightful guide to achieving success in work and life, filled with real-life stories, tools and techniques that can help us all live with more passion, perseverance and resilience.”

– Arianna Huffington 

“You need GRIT to get great and this book succinctly tells you how to do it. There’s no sugar coating: Thaler and Koval tell it like it is because they’ve used grit to achieve great success themselves.  I recommend it.”

Mark Sanborn, bestselling author of The Fred Factor

“In ‘Grit to Great,’ Linda and Robin offer the insight, knowledge and life lessons that can help propel you to the next level.  Their determination to succeed has had direct tangible benefits for many iconic brands, including Aflac.  Their ‘grit’ has led to another remarkable book that lays out in straightforward fashion what it truly takes to be successful.”

Dan Amos, Chairman and CEO of Aflac

“Grit to Great reminds us that every day is an opportunity to set new goals and challenge ourselves in different ways. With grit, no matter our age or whether we’ve accomplished prior goals, there are countless reasons to keep moving forward and enormous, often unforeseen rewards to be reaped in the process.”

—Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association

“Looking for a real secret to success? It’s not just who you know. It’s about determination, tenacity, hard work and, above all, grit. Grit to Great by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval combines solid, usable advice with engaging stories to create a near-perfect handbook on how to succeed.”

– Keith Ferrazzi, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

“Don’t walk, run to get your copy of ‘Grit to Great.’ It’s chock full of good sense, insights and useful advice that can make just about anyone feel they can succeed.”

—Diana Aviv, President & CEO, Independent Sector

“Losing weight and staying fit are hard work. ‘Grit to Great’ helps give you the tools to make your goals a reality, and be the best you can be.”

—Florine Mark, President & Chairman of the Board of The Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

“Thaler and Koval have written a very valuable book.  Their insights and anecdotes on the importance of hard work, perseverance and character provide timeless lessons that will resonate with their readers – from the senior executive to the summer intern.”

—Gail McGovern, President and CEO of The American Red Cross

“Grit and tenacity are absolutely essential to success, and that’s why I’m so excited about Linda and Robin’s new book, Grit to Great. Grit is what made America great, and it’s what will make you be the person you truly want to be, in any area where you really want to succeed. I’ve read it and I’m recommending it to all my friends. I know the authors, and they not only wrote the book on grit, they live it.  It’s going to change your life.”

– John Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and other bestsellers