The Worst Thing You Can Do

Don’t Fail to Grow

To lead the life you want, you’ve got to do something. Each of the people profiled in this book illustrates Total Leadership principles and the skills that animate them. In the preceding chapters, I’ve described particular episodes that demonstrate how they are leaders who are real, whole, and innovative. In the final chapter, I reflect on some of the larger lessons to be gleaned from the totality of their lives. But, for now, let me underscore something that is probably obvious to you: none of them stands still for long. They find ways to persist, despite whatever obstacles are before them, in moving ever closer to becoming the people they want to become. They make mistakes. They sometimes make ...

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