Is it possible for a disruptive leader to be “fearless”?

Fear. It feels terrible AND it’s inevitable, especially for disruptive leaders like you and me.

We must come face to face with our personal fears before we can tackle the anxiety, uncertainty, and doubt that come with leading a team and organization (and ourselves!) through a disruptive strategy and change.

There are tons of “fearless” books, articles and hashtags — but is it actually possible to be “fearless”?

We need to talk about it! That’s why I’m so excited to have my friend and author John Hagel join me for a special livestream on Monday, June 7th, at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET on LinkedIn and Facebook Live, to take us on a journey beyond our fears (the topic of his latest book).

Hit reply and let me know your questions about fear. I’ll ask John as many as I can so we can answer them live on Monday.

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