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About Dr. Paul G. Stoltz

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AQDr. Paul G. Stoltz, originator of Adversity Quotient® (AQ®), and co-creator of the 3G Mindset™, has written four international bestselling books — plus a groundbreaking new book on GRIT™.


About Dr. Stoltz’s Books

GRIT: The New Science of What It Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

By Paul G. Stoltz (ClimbStrong Press, 2015)

Breakthrough research proves that GRIT can be understood, measured, and permanently improved. New York Times #1 bestselling author Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, originator of the AQ® theory and method, delivers on the next big breakthrough in human endeavor and success. Discover why a new study reveals that 98 percent of employers worldwide pick GRIT over any other factor, including grit. Find out why GRIT can determine whether you achieve your goals, transcend your circumstances, and better your life.

Each book comes with a private code to complete the GRIT Gauge™, online, with a full feedback report on one’s GRIT, along with concrete tools and tips to apply GRIT as leaders, students, professionals, parents, athletes, team members, individuals, whatever the age or stage of life, to achieve uncommon personal and collective success in any and all pursuits.

Put Your Mindset to Work: The One Asset You Really Need to Win and Keep the Job You Love

By James Reed and Paul G. Stoltz

The right mindset can make you three times more likely to get the job you want-and even less likely to lose it later.

What does it take to get and keep the job you want? Ninety-six percent of employers argue that it's not just about having the right skills for the position — it's all about the right mindset.

As two leading experts on the subject, Reed and Stoltz know what employers really want from the people they hire and keep. According to their extensive and globally acclaimed research, there is a specific set of mental traits that will make you exponentially more desirable to potential employers, and more likely to succeed and enjoy your job once you're hired. This "3G Mindset" is:

  • Global — the openness and big-picture perspective to compete on a global scale in any job
  • Good — positive force with an unwavering moral compass
  • Grit — the tenacity and resilience to thrive on adversity

The authors reveal why employers are three times more likely to hire people with the right mindset over those who are more qualified on paper. This book provides an actionable approach for both assessing and developing these essential traits.

The Adversity Advantage

By Paul G. Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer (Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster, 2008)

Leading Adversity Quotient (AQ®) expert Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., and world-class blind athlete Erik Weihenmayer team up to take you on a climb up the Seven Summits. The Adversity Advantage blends Stoltz’s proven leadership techniques and groundbreaking research with Erik’s soul-stirring real-world anecdotes and wisdom. The Adversity Advantage offers practical tools that teach you how to use adversity as a force for superior achievement, resilience, agility, innovation, energy, and happiness. Learn to bring out your best when you need it most, under pressure. Click here to learn more.

Adversity Quotient @ Work

By Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. (Morrow, 2000, 2001)

The perfect guidebook for workplace applications, Adversity Quotient @ Work introduces a greatly expanded menu of AQ-related discoveries, tools, and applications. It describes new approaches to using AQ for hiring, coaching, managing culture change, and expanding capacity. This book is featured in many of the world’s top media and is now available in hardcover or audiocassette.

Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

By Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. (Wiley, 1997)

Selected as “one of the top 30 books of the year” by USA Today, this book introduces Adversity Quotient® (AQ®) theory, measurements, and tools through simple language and real-world examples. This Business Week, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon.com bestseller is printed in nine languages. It is available in paperback.