In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, founder of The Unlocking Potential Foundation, and author of Find Your Way. During their conversation, they discuss leading in the midst of fear and the character that is needed to unlock your potential.
“I think people are very confused these days by what leadership really is.”
“If you do a good job and solve problems and change the order of things for better and have an impact, opportunity will knock.”
“People closest to problems know best how to solve them if they are given the opportunity to do so.”
“One of the things that’s important to maximize our impact and our potential is to really be present in what’s going on right in front of you.”
“It’s very easy to get fixated on the title and all that comes with it, and it’s the wrong focus.”
“The higher you go in any organization the less people will tell you what you need to hear and the more they will tell you what they think you want to know.”
“I was blessed to have married a man 37 years ago who, in a way, knew me better than I knew myself. He had such faith in my potential.”
“I wouldn’t say to a 20-year old, ‘You need to prepare to lead,’ because that word is very fraught with expectation.”
“Those foundational aspects of who we are are what prepare us to fulfill our potential.”
“Being afraid doesn’t distinguish us, what can distinguish us is getting past what we are afraid of.”
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