2040 Ideas and Innovations Newsletter, Issue 16: Leading with Courage

  • They focus solely on hitting their numbers and meeting their goals which is a short-term mentality.
  • They focus on the personal professional gain that takes precedence over organizational progress.
  • They avoid risk-taking that may make them look bad to peers, stakeholders, and the public.
  • They don’t want to look or sound stupid.
  • They don’t believe their voice will be valued.
  • They fear retaliation.
  • They fear criticism.
  • They fear failure.
  • Standing up to authority figures
  • Confronting peers
  • Tackling difficult interactions with stakeholders
  • Sacrificing personal security for the greater good



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Kevin Novak

Kevin Novak


4X webby winner, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer @2040 Digital (www.2040digital.com), IADAS Member, Speaker, Author, Science Nut