My top 3 leadership lessons in 2020

Entrepreneurship is damn hard. Social entrepreneurship is damn hard — times ten. Even on a before-COVID day. So this year, I reflected a lot on the question, ‘What is courage?’ and ‘What does it mean to be courageous?’ After many months of holding this question, what I’ve arrived at is that courage, for me, is to be able to make a home there in the unknown. It is about finding joy in living dangerously. In many ways, this is what the new reality requires of those leading ventures, teams and organizations.

In my 2019 annual lessons letter, I wrote, “The world has a huge to-do list, and the 2020s is the last decade we have to demonstrate to the next generation that we give a damn about the future of humanity, society, and the planet. We’re seeing rapid societal change due to demographic shifts, disruptive technologies, Reconciliation, and low trust in civil soci

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