If you’ve heard me deliver a keynote on Magnificent Leadership®, then you’ve likely heard me express gratitude for the courage and generosity of the leaders who have shared their stories. It’s something I try to do each time.
But two weeks ago in Philadelphia, I couldn’t. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get it out. About an hour before, I’d learned that Selma Ungar had passed away. Selma is featured in my book and keynote, and if there is such a thing as living with one’s full life force, she embodied it.
Since the day when I first interviewed her several years ago, we had many conversations, including a delicious in person visit. And during one of our calls last October, I found myself scrambling for a piece of paper to capture what she was telling me. I’d like to pass those words on to you now:
“Take a chance. Don’t hesitate.”
In celebration of Selma – and magnificent leaders everywhere – who take a chance.
And the unknown.