The Virtue of Fearlessness

Journalist and Author
CEOs have "almost a reverence in their voice for people who are fearless."
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Fearlessness is about risk taking.  Keep it in the back of your mind that this is what separates people as they move up.

If you work at a company and things might be going fine.  It looks okay.  It seems to be working.  People who are fearless and the CEOs I interviewed have almost a reverence in their voice for people who are fearless.  They will go to them and say I know things are fine, they’re working fine, they’ve been working fine for awhile, but they could be a lot better and we need to break it, we may need to turn it inside out and upside down, but it will be better as a result for it.  

There are so many people in companies today, I think, that say give me my job, tell me what I need to do.  CEOs love people who say I've been looking at this thing and studying it and I actually think it can be a lot better.  Now we’re going to have to shake some things up.  That will really make you stand out.