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.
Have more questions? Follow up with the expert herself.
Founder and CEO, The Grit Institute
Shannon Polson, Speaker, Author, Veteran
Founder and CEO of The Grit Institute. thegritinstitute.com. Keynote speaker at business and corporate events. Clients include Microsoft, Amazon, New York Life, Bristol Myers Squibb, the FDIC, and T-Mobile among others. Available for corporate speaking engagements. Signature presentation: Leading from Any Seat: Stories from the Cockpit. Author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World, Harvard Business Review Press, 2020. North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey, a memoir of... Continue Reading
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