CHAPTER 2

Are You Bending, Breaking, or Staying Rooted?

One Leader's Story

Leaders occasionally experience the winds of change as a personal battle. For a host of reasons, personal and professional, they are beset by doubt and demons. Although almost everyone at moments questions themselves or must confront personal issues, some leaders can feel weighed down by their own baggage of being human. Such was the case with Jim Hardy, a professional golfer, legendary instructor, and CEO of a worldwide golf training company.

Hardy remembers early in his career being awakened by a recurring nightmare. In the dream he was at the U.S. Master's with a three footer to win. “I know the putt; it's just a right center putt,” he says. “But I would miss it, and ...

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