Dreading your 40th birthday? I did. But I survived and even thrived because I practiced one of the most critical leadership skills: framing the problem or issue so you can better cope with it, learn from it and grow because of it.
What if I saw myself at 40 stepping onto a launching pad rather than onto a guillotine?
A launching pad? How absurd!
Tell that to Jules Verne, the visionary author who saw deep into the heavens (From the Earth to the Moon), deep into the sea (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), deep into the center of the earth (Journey Into The Center of the Earth) and deep into the center of me. At least it seemed that way.
(This is adapted from Mint 3 in
THINKING Like a Leader,
Featuring 77 Leadership Mints).