Our Signature Learning Journey:


Developed from years of research and insights from top leaders in the military over multiple generations, synthesized with the best of leadership and management research, this training has never been available: until now.


Leadership journeys are offered to individuals or organizations, with exclusive access to:

• Video support
• Downloadable worksheets and readings
• Additional learning downloads
• Private online community
• Grit certificate of learning


Going for Grit helps you as a leader or an aspiring leader or people, of change, of excellence, learn how to develop grit and resilience grounded in a sense of your unique values and purpose. You can contribute all you are meant to in this world, and achieve your dreams.


Following the unique format of The Grit Triad, Polson leads students through the three phases of development: Commit, Learn and Launch. 
Students will invest in understanding themselves and their personal foundation for leadership and grit.

Students consider their own teams, as well as developing the skills of active listening, and building habits that increase grit and resilience.

Students look at how to remain grounded in the past, engaged in the present, and working toward the future with audacity, authenticity and adaptability.

What You'll Learn:

1The foundations of the Grit Triad
The Grit Triad develops grit as a part of the whole person in the fabric of our character as well as specific actions and tactics. It's made up of Commit, Learn, and Launch. Students will do a deep dive on each part of the Grit Triad and then learn how to make them work in harmony for even greater impact.
2How to own your story
Grit Institute students invest in themselves to understand and connect to their stories, revealing strengths and values that will lead to success.
3Your unique core purpose
You’ll do the work to connect to core purpose, or heart purpose, that anchor that is uniquely yours and that gives you both the foundation and drive to face challenges and reach your goals.
4How to build your team
In Going for Grit, you’ll think strategically about building your team. Who is critical to your success? Who is not critical to your success? How do you recognize which voices of feedback to listen to?
5 Active listening skills
You’ll learn the art and science of active listening, critical to every leader’s success. You'll practice asking the right questions and taking an intentional moment to pause and listen fully.
6Grit and resilience skills
You’ll build the skills of grit and resilience borrowing from the program used to train soldiers and families, equipping you with what you need to take on challenges and face whatever comes your way.
7How to move forward in fear
You’ll look at what holds you back from taking risks, and how to move ahead in the face of fear.
8Your unique value proposition
You’ll define your unique value proposition, and ensure that the way that you work allows you to bring your best.
9Adaptability skills
The pinnacle of grit and resilience? Staying grounded in what matters most and deeply engaged in the present, moving forward with adaptability. You’ll learn how to use the Grit Triad in concert to prepare you for leadership with authenticity, audacity, and adaptability.
The Grit Factor Book by Shannon Huffman Polson

Going for Grit Fieldbook

Going For Grit Fieldbook is designed to accompany the Going for Grit Learning Journey at the Grit Institute, with all required work pages, and additional inspiration and space for notetaking and planning.

Did you know?

Training increases employee engagement and retention.


Invest in You. Invest in your team.

You already have everything you need to get started today building your grit and resilience. All you need is the desire to grow and the mindset of a continuous learner. Sign up today, and commit to courageous leadership and building grit and resilience in yourself and in your organization. Your time is now.

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