A number of Copelanders got a chance to hear Tom Benson, Chief Experience Officer at Wildplay Element Parks, speak last night at the University of Victoria’s annual Business Banquet.
In front of a room full of BComm students and members of the business community, Tom dealt with an issue I have never before heard addressed from other business leaders.
Great leaders have to get past their fear. They have to face it, acknowledge it and act anyway.
When you move into action from a fearful position, he told us, you don’t grow as a person: You reveal something that is already there.
Made me realize we are all born with the capacity to handle fear and act admirably. It isn’t something that belongs to a select few. “Acknowledge your fear and act anyway.” We can all be leaders if we remember that.
I hope the students, our business leaders of the future, were listening.