The more I work directly with leaders, the more I conclude that our belief systems drive our behaviors and write our stories. That's not surprising, perhaps, except when those beliefs are buried and unacknowledged. Let me give you a personal example.
Years ago I went on a blind date with the friend of a friend in Kansas City. I was young and inexperienced in the world of foreign foods, so imagine my enthusiasm at being taken to a Thai restaurant. Brian was older than me, so I saw this date