One of IVY’s most beloved Thought Leaders, Mindy Mackenzie, has walked the walk: as the Chief Performance Officer of Beam, she helped steer the company toward its $16 billion sale in 2014. Widely regarded as the “Velvet Hammer,” she was known for being a highly effective executive, but one who led her team with compassion and empathy. Now, as a coveted executive advisor and the bestselling author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth-Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team, Mindy guided members through a fascinating discussion on courageous leadership, outlining the one simple question all employees can ask to become an asset to their bosses: “What is your single greatest priority?” By asking that question and following up with concrete solutions, you can own the relationship with your boss.

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