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Mindy Mackenzie, a senior adviser at McKinsey consulting, knows the value of courage. Abused as a child, she found the only way she could maintain her sanity was to excel in elementary school, high school, college and graduate school. As an HR specialist at Walmart, Campbell Soup Company and Jim Beam, she was often the only senior female executive in the room. She attributes her success to bravery and “truth telling,” and explains why these attributes matter to your career and personal life, even when they are hard to muster. She includes practical strategies, exercises, lists and worksheets to help you build your courage. getAbstract recommends her advice on candor and bravery to leaders and prospective leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why being courageous and truthful matters in business and life,
  • How to develop positive relationships with your boss and peers, and
  • How to be a strong team leader.

About the Author

Mindy Mackenzie, former chief performance officer at Beam Inc., is a senior adviser with the McKinsey consulting firm.



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