Light The Fire!
KEYNOTES: If you're looking for to inspire and motivate but also transform company culture, my keynotes are top rated by companies across industries.
Fuel The Fire!
BOOK: I'm thrilled to share that The Grit Factor is a medalist in the Axiom Book Awards for 2021! Order with bulk rates for your entire company through a direct order from Harvard Business Review Press, which can then be shipped to individual addresses.
Fan The Flames!
TRANSFORM: True transformation comes from pulling the learnings of The Grit Factor into your company with the book and online or facilitated learning through The Grit Institute. Going for Grit is available as an online offering for individuals, and can be licensed to companies as well.
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New from Harvard Business Review
The Grit Factor:
Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World
With its gripping narrative and relatable takeaways, The Grit Factor is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere—whether male or female.
Shannon Huffman Polson
Leadership for lives that matter
Shannon Huffman Polson is a woman of many firsts. Among those high points: She is one of the first women to fly Apache combat helicopters in the U.S. Armed Forces, where she served on three continents and led two flight platoons and a line company. Now Shannon turned her attention to the study of leadership, as author of The Grit Factor and founder of The Grit Institute, with robust training in leadership and grit dedicated to whole-leader development in times of challenge and change.
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