BOOKS & WRITING

Books, articles, and essays
by Shannon Huffman Polson

 

BOOK & WRITING

Books, articles, and essays
by Shannon Huffman Polson

 
The Grit Factor Book by Shannon Huffman Polson

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.

“The book will leave anybody nothing short of inspired by the heroics of Huffman Polson and her fellow military women. But the point is that everyone has the capacity to learn to face the impossible.”
— Financial Times business books

Customized bulk orders of the Grit Factor available: contact lindsey.dietrich@hbr.org. Other bulk orders for your customers and organization from PorchlightBooks and Bookshop.

The Grit Factor Book by Shannon Huffman Polson

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.

 

“The book will leave anybody nothing short of inspired by the heroics of Huffman Polson and her fellow military women. But the point is that everyone has the capacity to learn to face the impossible.”
— Financial Times business books

Order The Grit Factor on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound

Customized bulk orders of the Grit Factor available: contact lindsey.dietrich@hbr.org. Other bulk orders for your customers and organization from PorchlightBooks and Bookshop.


Supplemental Reading Resources

Shannon has also complied a reading guide for book clubs as well as a teaching guide that corresponds with The Grit Factor.

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Other Writing

Business and Leadership

The Most Important Trait for 2021, Psychology Today

“I was one of the first female fighter helicopter pilots in the US Army. Here's the technique I used to stay motivated while waiting for an assignment.”, Business Insider

“Opinion: What you can learn from two prisoners of war about coping with the coronavirus pandemic’s challenges”, Market Watch

“This Military Mom’s ‘Grit’ Exercise Is Key to Surviving the Pandemic”, Working Mother, November 2020

“Celebrate Service, Not a Uniform, This Veterans Day | Opinion”, Newsweek, November 2020

“Grit: Going Back to the Foundation”, Psychology Today, September 2020

“Exercising Grit in Challenging Times”, Wiley Online Library, July 2020

“New Rules for Old Opinions?”, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, July 2020

“Three Things You Must Do To Get Diversity Right”, Forbes

“Nine Things New Leaders Need to Know”, Huffington Post

“How Putting People First Strengthens Your Team”, Huffington Post


Outdoors

“A Grisly Death in Alaska”, High Country News

“Snow Bound”, Seattle Magazine

“Wolves of Denali” , “Lands on Fire," Alaska Magazine


Short Story

“Brown Bird”, included in The Road Ahead, a veterans anthology


Personal Essay and Blog

“Some/One”, River Teeth Journal

“The Log Cabin,” Trachadon Magazine

“An Encounter”, Adventum Magazine

“Naked: A Triptych”, The Utne Reader (republished from Ruminate Magazine)

Good Letters Contributions, Image Magazine on Patheos

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Shannon Huffman Polson energizes audiences around the world and equips them for cultural transformation!

As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, leading line units on three continents, Polson combines her passion and firsthand experience in and study of leadership and grit to deliver world-class keynotes and training to companies and organizations on leadership and grit. 

Energize and equip your organization with stories and lessons from the cockpit and the boardroom from someone with a track record of leadership excellence: keynote speaker, author, and veteran attack helicopter pilot Shannon Huffman Polson.