Sharon Huffman Polson, author of The Grit Factor

June 21, 2021

Episode 31: Leading with Grit with Shannon Huffman Polson. Huffman Polson has persevered through personal and professional adversity to develop a deep understanding of what it takes to stay strong through turbulence and change. She has climbed mountains, trekked the Artic on a personal journey of grief, and was among the Army’s first Apache attack helicopter pilots. She’s a triathlete and has been a corporate executive. In this interview she shares her insights as well as those of a range of female leaders she interviewed for her latest book, The Grit Factor.

Your Leader ReadyCast Host: Eric J. McNulty is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He researches, writes about, and teaches leadership, crisis leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation in graduate and executive education at Harvard and other institutions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and corporate events. McNulty is co-author of You’re It: Crisis, Change and How to Lead When it Matters Most, Renegotiating Healthcare: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, and author of numerous articles. He is a contributing editor to strategy+business magazine and past contributing editor at Harvard Business Publishing. McNulty holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Leadership from Lesley University.