Minutes after I concluded the biggest presentation of my career, a woman from the audience intercepted me in the hall.
“When you got up on that stage,” she said, “I knew exactly what kind of person you were and what kind of talk you were going to give. Then you blew away all my expectations. Thank you!”
Guiding people to challenge their stereotypes and rethink their preconceptions is the greatest gift of leadership. Learning to see the world with fresh eyes empowers us to expand our horizons, fulfill our potential, and attain success according to every metric and definition.