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The Grit Factor with Shannon Huffman Polson

Season 3, Ep. 68


Raised in Alaska, Shannon Huffman Polson climbed Denali at age 19 then went on to become one of the US Army's first female attack helicopter pilots. In this episode, she talks about what grit is, decision making leading an Apache flight platoon on deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the difference between purpose in the military and purpose in the corporate world and why we need everyone's capacity to contribute at the table. Now. 


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