59 minutes | Jul 26, 2020

Empowering Women Podcast S2: Shannon Polson, The Grit Factor

The Empowering Women in Industry Awards - August 1, 2020 - will be live-streamed on the Empowering Women in Industry Facebook page!!    Episode 11 (Season 2) of the Empowering Women Podcast GUEST: Shannon Polson, The Grit Factor | Twitter, LinkedIn BIO: 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 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. Reach out for instruction for you and your organization online, and discuss supplementation by live webinars, and keynotes to ensure your team has what it needs to succeed. Polson 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.   Notable Episode Quotes: “When you take care of your people, they take care of the mission.” “Leadership is a sacred trust.” “The only way you can bring your full self to work is by addressing the needs of your full self.” “A leader is responsible for setting the vision. They’re responsible for connecting people to purpose.” “Setting some sort of vision for your people is still important, even if we don’t know what the long-term looks like. And I think that is both the opportunity and the responsibility of a leader today.” -- Shannon Polson on being a leader during a time of #Covid19 “And I love that word ‘audacity’ because it’s really being willing to go out and take risks, and know that sometimes you’re going to fail and that it’s not failure that matters but what you do with it that counts. You’re going to fall. You’re going to fail and you get up one more time than you fall down. That’s the key to success, right?” Additional Links and Resources: Support Shannon’s initiative to build a local library by visiting: https://www.winthroplibraryfriends.org/ Shannon's Medium Post about Karen Baetzel Battle Axe Consulting - Karen Baetzel Books: The Grit Factor by Shannon Polson   The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters  
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