Shannon Huffman Polson has worked with leaders in industries across the country and around the world on managing change, building leadership and grit, and planning for diversity. Shannon is founder and CEO of The Grit Institute, a leadership development organization dedicated to the whole leader approach to ethical and people centered performance in times of change and challenge. Shannon is the author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World, forthcoming from Harvard Business Review Press in September 2020. Before writing her book and starting The Grit Institute, Shannon was one of the first women to fly Apache helicopters, serving on three continents and leading two flight platoons and a line company. As a keynote speaker at business and corporate events around the world her clients have included Microsoft, Amazon, New York Life, Bristol Myers Squibb, the FDIC, and T-Mobile.
In this podcast, Shannon and Cindra talk about:
· How to develop your grit
· What it was like bring one of the first female Apache helicopter pilots
· How grit and leadership are connected
· Why your core purpose helps you be gritty
· Ways to own your own story
· Why stress is a good thing and how we learned this from the Navy Seals You can find more information about Shannon here: http://www.shannonpolson.com/ and at https://www.thegritinstitute.com/.
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