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Shannon Huffman Polson

Author of The Grit Factor, CEO of the Grit Institute

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. Polson is the 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.

Polson is the author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World, keynote speaker at business and corporate events around the world. Clients include Microsoft, Amazon, New York Life, Bristol Myers Squibb, the FDIC, and T-Mobile among others.

Dec. 22, 2020

Developing GRIT to lead through adversity with Shannon Huffman Polson…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Shannon Huffman Polson, author of The Grit Factor and CEO of the Grit Institute, talks …

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