Issue 147 - 01 | Wake Up, Heretics! We Need You

By Cort Dial
Published Nov. 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.
“Today’s corporate culture is leadership-starved. Our leadership vacuum is somewhat ironic, given that sometimes it seems like all we talk about is leaders—what makes them strong or weak, successes or failures. Skim your favorite business publications, and you’ll find think piece after advice column after scientific study outlining how to lead and why it matters. Many of the pointers are good: servant leadership is indeed worthwhile, and empowering your employees is a key to peak performance.

But those strategies alone are not the path to the kind of groundbreaking leadership we not only want, but desperately need. The climb to taking charge of changing the world is only scalable via bareknuckle, boldfaced heresy.

To put another way: we need more than just leaders in the workforce. We need heroes––and the greatest heroes have always begun their journeys as heretics.”

About Cort Dial | For 30 years, Cort Dial has asked tough questions and delivered raw answers to leaders of some of the world’s most powerful companies. By guiding individuals through frank self-evaluation, personal change, and the pursuit of extraordinary performance, Cort creates All-In™ Leaders, high achievers who recognize the power of human connection. Based in Austin, Texas, Cort is a performance coach, an inspiring speaker, and facilitator of corporate events that disrupt stale processes and push entire organizations to rethink how to understand their business, motivate their people, and create better results.

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