Norman verified Cattell's work but felt that only five factors really shape personality: extraversion, independence, self-control, anxiety and tough-mindedness
Mary Battle also has succeeded with a construction career, although she says it required unwavering tough-mindedness
While Covey was the poster boy for a positive mental attitude, his point of view also showed a tough-mindedness
not usually associated with self-help gurus.
At the time his appointment was announced Sir Howard, who had served as chief executive since 2005, said: "I believe his tough-mindedness
and leadership skills will be of great benefit to the company and its customers in the months and years ahead.
the wonder-cluttered porch / with its oilspill plumage, tools / cauled in oil, the dark / clockwork of disassembled engines"); they have the formal subtlety and precision of Richard Wilbur at his best; they have the earnestness of James Wright and the tough-mindedness
of Louise Gluck and the imagistic aptitude of Theodore Roethke; but more than all this, they have the distinct character of a unique and powerful individual voice, one of the great voices of our current time.
It takes tough-mindedness
at all levels to stay focused, resist temptation, hone core skills, and then do it again.
All the more reason for Republicans and conservatives to develop a cogent critique of Obama's foreign policies--not one based upon a reflexive defense of every past feature of the Bush doctrine, but one based upon a greater dose of skepticism and tough-mindedness
The new Ravitch exhibits an interesting mix of support for public education and the rights of teachers to bargain collectively with a tough-mindedness
that some on the pedagogical left lack; she supports a strong core curriculum and a no-nonsense approach on discipline, while casting a skeptical eye on efforts to artificially prop up student self-esteem.
was replaced by meanness and greed.
From his redoubtable father, Zachary Macaulay--statistician, veteran antislavery activist, and erstwhile governor of Sierra Leone--he inherited evangelical fervor, an exalted conception of duty, and at the same time an 18th-century tough-mindedness
that precluded such vague pious uplift as Woodrow Wilson subsequently taught the world.
I concluded that backwardness in knowledge does not only produce economic backwardness, but leads to the decline of the spirit of initiative, tough-mindedness
The result is that Run lacks the dramatic tension and tough-mindedness
that might have turned a promising novel into a fine one.