Grit Factor

The Grit Factor

The Grit Factor

What does it take for women to succeed in a male-dominated world? The Grit Factor. At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali, the highest mountain in North America. She went on to reach the summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro and spent more than a decade traveling the world. Yet it was during her experience serving as one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots, and eventually leading an Apache flight platoon on deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, that she learned the lessons of leadership that forever changed her life. Where did these insights come from? From her own crucibles of experience—and from other women. In writing The Grit Factor, Polson made it her mission to connect with an elite pack of tough, impressive female iconoclasts who shared with her their candid stories of combat and career. This slate of decorated leaders includes Heather Penney, one of the first female F-16 pilots, who was put on a suicide mission for 9/11; General Ann Dunwoody, the first female four-star general in the Army; Amy McGrath, the first female Marine to fly the F/A-18 in combat and a 2020 candidate for the US Senate—and dozens of other unstoppable women who got there first, including Polson herself. These women led at the highest levels in the most complicated, challenging, and male-dominated organization in the world. Now, in the post–#MeToo era, when positive role models of women leading are needed as never before, Polson brings these voices together, sharing her own life lessons and theirs with storytelling flair, keen insight, and incisive analysis of current research. With its gripping narrative and relatable takeaways, The Grit Factor is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere—whether male or female.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Shannon Huffman Polson
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2020-08-18
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781633697270


Grit Factor

Grit Factor

The popular success coach combines research, real-world experience and exercises to help people live their best personal and professional lives. Logan Stout has been passionate about personal development since he was given his first personal-growth book at the age of seventeen. His entire career has been focused on helping people “do life better”—and his track record for success speaks for itself. Now Logan shares the one essential attribute we all must have to achieve our dreams: Grit. Logan’s approach to life has helped him become a leader in the realms of pro-baseball, direct sales, business ownership, public speaking and more. He’s worked with some of the most successful people in the business world. In Grit Factor, he shares personal stories that demonstrate what grit is, what it is not, and why it is so profoundly important for anyone who wants to do life better.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Logan Stout
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2020-08-04
Total Pages : 215 Pages
ISBN : 9781642799484


Grit

Grit

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Angela Duckworth
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781443442336


North Of Hope

North Of Hope

After author Shannon Huffman Polson’s parents are killed by a wild grizzly bear in Alaska’s Arctic, her quest for healing is recounted with heartbreaking candor in North of Hope. Undergirded by her faith, Polson’s expedition takes her through her through the wilds of her own grief as well as God’s beautiful, yet wild and untamed creation—ultimately arriving at a place of unshaken hope. She travels from the suburbs of Seattle to the concert hall, performing Mozart’s Requiem with the Seattle Symphony, to the wilderness of Alaska—where she retraces their final days along an Arctic river. This beautifully written book is for anyone who has experienced grief and is looking for new ways to understand overwhelming loss. Readers will find empathy and understanding through Polson’s journey. North of Hope is also for those who love the outdoors and find solace and healing in nature, as they experience Alaska’s wild Arctic through the author’s travels.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Shannon Polson
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2013-04-09
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780310328254


Multidisciplinary Perspectives On Grit

Multidisciplinary Perspectives On Grit

This volume provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on grit, its measurement, manifestation and development. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive and balanced response to critiques associated with the construct within the contemporary positive psychological literature. These critiques revolve around the lack of consensus in the conceptualisation, measurement, and management of grit, as well as consensus on its difference from other psychological constructs such as conscientiousness, diligence or determination. Therefore, this volume thoroughly reappraises and consolidates the nature, function, measurement and implications of grit in order to effectively advance the science of achievement. It looks at grit scales developed in various countries and evaluates the concept in various aspects of life, from work performance to sports. Written by a team of multi-disciplinary experts in fields ranging from neuroscience, sociology, and education to human resource management and psychology, this volume firmly positions grit within the discipline of positive psychology’s nomological lexicon.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-03-20
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9783030573898


The Character Edge

The Character Edge

The former superintendent at West Point and a psychologist explain why all successful leaders rely on a foundation of strong character. Among the most successful leaders throughout history—from Abe Lincoln to Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi to Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Jr. to Nelson Mandela—some were brilliant mathematicians and economists, others were creative visionaries, still others were masterful at strategic planning. Their mastery of their field wasn’t the secret to their highly effective leadership. All of their skill, grit, resilience, charisma, and courage emanated from one thing: their strength of character. Character—the moral values and habits of an individual—is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. Politicians distort facts. Corporations cheat customers and investors. Athletes are caught using illegal supplements. In addition to harming our culture at large, these failures of character have a profound and undermining impact on leadership. The authors of this book are experts on the value of character, its correlation with successful leadership, and how to build it in individuals and prospective leaders. General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. served the US Army for over 43 years and served as Superintendent at the US Military Academy at West Point. Psychologist Dr. Michael D. Matthews is a Professor of Engineering Psychology at West Point who has focused on the psychology of character for years. Together they witnessed firsthand that raw talent is not enough to stand on its own; successful leadership relies on the critical foundation of a strong character. In The Character Edge they leverage their perspectives to offer an empowering, story-driven argument—backed by the latest scientific research—that character is vital to success. They give readers the tools to build and sustain character in themselves and their organizations by testing readers' strengths of the gut, head and heart and teaching how to build trust and nurture the seeds of character.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Caslen, Jr.
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-10-13
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250259073


Grit

Grit

Tempted to Give Up? Here’s How to Keep Going If you browse through the interviews with some of the most successful people on Earth, you’ll find one common piece of advice shared by virtually all of them: They never give up on their big goals. Research shows that grit is a better predictor for success than any other factor. The ability to keep going despite setbacks is more important than your IQ, character or other external factors like your upbringing or surroundings. But what does it really mean to “never give up”? What exactly is grit? How do you persevere when faced with larger than life difficulties? How do you keep going when you’re at the brink of exhaustion and all your hard work hasn’t been rewarded yet? I wrote this book to explore the subject of persistence from a more scientific point of view than cliché self-help sayings. I want to share with you how exactly to stick to your goals according to peak performers and science – not vague motivational advice that assumes we have unlimited strength once we’re motivated enough. Here are just a couple of things you will learn from the book: - A crucial piece of advice you can learn from the first people who reached the South Pole. If you make the wrong choice, you’ll burn out – guaranteed. - What famous American comic Jerry Seinfeld did in his early days of career to keep going. It’s a simple trick that provides huge results. - What a study on top musicians, athletes, actors and chess players can teach you about achieving results and persistence. The elite performers practice much fewer hours than you believe. - Five of the most common ways you lead yourself to self-sabotage. Usually, you’re not even aware of how many of your efforts go for naught simply because of the five things I discuss in this book. - According to studies, this one trait is strongly associated with grit and persistence. Learn what it is and how to develop it in five different ways. - Five focusing questions to keep going. Asking yourself these questions will help you boost your motivation when you’re at the brink of giving up. - How listening to others whining makes a part of your brain shrink and affects your ability to persevere when faced with setbacks. - Six bestselling authors and bloggers share their best techniques on how to keep going when you want to give up: Stephen Guise (author of “Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results”), Joel Runyon (blogger at ImpossibleHQ.com), Serena Star-Leonard (bestselling author of “How to Retire in 12 Months: Turning Passion into Profit”) Derek Doepker (bestselling author of “Why You’re Stuck”), Michal Stawicki (bestselling author of “Trickle-Down Mindset: The Missing Element In Your Personal Success”), and Hung Pham (bestselling author of “Break Through: 12 Powerful Steps to Destroy Your Mental Barriers and Achieve Success”). There’s no reason why you should give up if you’re working on the right goal. Learn how to make sure you’ll reach your objectives. Scroll up and buy the book now. For more free resources, sign up for my self-improvement newsletter: http://www.profoundselfimprovement.com/grita Keywords: How not to give up, persistence, grit, how to keep going, how to reach your goals, how to achieve goals, how to achieve success, how to be resilient, how to be strong, how to be tough, success mindset, success tips, psychology of success, success psychology, self-discipline, self-help books, personal development ebooks, personal development books, personal growth success, personal growth and inspiration

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Martin Meadows
Publisher : Meadows Publishing
Release : 2015-03-25
Total Pages : 119 Pages
ISBN :


Stout Advice

Stout Advice

Logan’s ability to impact an audience with life changing messages has resulted in standing room only crowds for years. Stout Advice reveals the step-by-step path to success in a systematic compounding way for every person desiring to be, do and have more. Stage one starts with the individual: • Belief motivates • Vision directs • Courage acts • Discipline progresses Stage two focuses on building teams: • Relationships grow • Connections are made • Influence is earned • Success is possible • A legacy is built This is a must read for business owners, networkers, coaches, teachers, ministers and everyone who works with people! The keys to Logan’s success are revealed in this powerful message that will certainly impact anyone striving to reach their God given potential in life!

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Logan Stout
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2013-03-06
Total Pages : 108 Pages
ISBN : 9781481720298


Grit To Great

Grit To Great

Thaler and Koval feel that grit, perseverance, perspiration, determination, and sheer stick-to-it-tiveness is the real secret to their own success in their careers-- and can be in yours. Research shows that we far overvalue talent and intellectual ability in our culture. Many people get ahead because they work incredibly hard, put in thousands of hours of practice and extra sweat equity, and made their own luck. Discover the powers that can help you succeed: the courage necessary to take on tough challenges and not give up at the first sign of difficulty. The essential quality of resiliency. And how to reset your optimistic set point.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Linda Kaplan Thaler
Publisher : Currency
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780804139120


Grit And Grind

Grit And Grind

Being a best-selling romance author doesn’t make falling in love any easier … Christopher Kaiser’s books were taking the romance genre by storm. Rumor even had it that his sexy stories had actually been inspired by personal experiences. But the notorious Southern playboy wasn’t ready for a stand-alone relationship. What would happen to his writing if Christopher settled for just one muse? He was about to find out … Aspiring author Klara Woods found herself lacking inspiration. A string of bad relationships and a meet-cute gone wrong had left her with empty sheets … in more ways than one. Taking matters into her own hands, Klara decided to jump-start her career by attending a writer’s workshop in her hometown of Memphis. But it was her love life that was about to get a rewrite in the city of grit and grind. Keywords: small town romance, HEA, romance books, funny love books, romantic comedy, romantic comedy books, romcom books, rom-com, new adult romance, new adult, happily-ever-after, student teacher romance, college romance, romantic novels, love stories, southern romance, humorous fiction, funny romance

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kat Addams
Publisher : Kat Addams
Release : 2019-09-06
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN :