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The Leader’s Toolkit is an exclusive weekly interview that I do with a leader, thinker, or best-selling author.In today’s 15 minute video, Charles unpacks the critical new mindsets leaders need to cultivate curiosity, tap into collective wisdom, embrace imperfection, tell compelling stories, and become more innovative problem-solvers in a rapidly changing world.

Today’s discussion is only for paid subscribers and it’s a follow-up discussion with Charles Conn, the board chair at Patagonia and best-selling author of “The Imperfectionists: Strategic Mindsets for Uncertain Times.”

In this discussion we’re going to do a deep dive into the most crucial mindsets that leaders need to embrace during times of uncertainty and how to actually practice those mindsets.

These include curiosity, dragonfly eye, and several others. Charles also walks us through how to approach a problem. Key examples included SpaceX, Patagonia, Uber, and Amazon.

If you want to watch the video you can become a paid subscriber to Great Leadership here.

To read the rest of the preview article head over to Substack and enter your email. If you become a paid subscriber you will get access to a weekly episode of The 5 Minute Leader, The Leader’s Toolkit, and The Leader’s Lens.

Have you heard the big news about my new book!?

Leaders are asked to be confident, competent, strong, and visionary. Yet on the other hand, employees also want their leaders to share their challenges, struggles, and mistakes. How can leaders reconcile both of these truths?

Vulnerability for leaders is not the same as it is for everyone else and my over 100 CEO interviews and survey of 14,000 employees proves it! So how can leaders approach vulnerability in the right way that allows them to unlock the potential of others, create trust, and lead through change? Pre-order your copy to find out and email me proof of HARDCOVER purchase to and I’ll send you 5 exclusive CEO interviews, and invite to a webinar I’m hosting about the book, and the first 3 chapters of the book before it gets released!