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An Excerpt from Shannon Huffman Polson's The Grit Factor Featured in Business Insider

An Excerpt from Shannon Huffman Polson's The Grit Factor Featured in Business Insider

An excerpt from Shannon Huffman Polson's The Grit Factor on drilling down to core purpose made it into Business Insider a week before its publication date.

Shannon Huffman Polson is one of the first female Apache helicopter pilots in the Army; in addition to her military service, she spent five years leading and managing in the corporate sector at Guidant and Microsoft.
The following is an excerpt from her new book, "The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World."
In it, she describes a technique called the Five Whys, which was developed by Taiichi Ohno, the founder of the Toyota Production System.

Essentially, you ask yourself why you do what you do five times, which helps you determine your core purpose.

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