No one is immune to leading a fragmented, pain free life. Yet some like Dwight Eisenhower, Dorothy Day, A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, have embraced the joy as well as the pain of life with courageous hearts. Because of their humility, self-discipline, temperance and restraint, they recognize what they could and could not control, not needing to prove anything to anyone. When others abused them they responded with grace and mindful compassion. They thought about others more than themselves. Learn the lessons from notable others for leadership’s essential foundation, character. Watch Brook’s TED Talk – Should You Live for Your Resume…or Your Eulogy?