Leaders Don’t Drown – They Rebound!

Recently, I wrote, 7 Swing Thoughts to Overcome Adversity, inspired by Dustin Johnson’s heartbreak at the recent PGA Championship. It was a controversial call except among golf purists but it resulted in a terrible calamity for the young golfer.

Yet, Johnson has shown remarkable aplomb and resilience in the face of extraordinary disappointment … for him, it wasn’t overwhelming at all … and here’s why.

Let’s hope we’re seeing a welcome trend of dignity and gallantry, sparked by Jim Joyce’s humility following a missed call that deprived Detroit Tigers’ pitcher, Armando Galaragga of a rare perfect game, as I discussed in Get it Right the First Time. The abject attempts at public apology by firms like BP and Goldman Sachs also inspired Keys to a Public Apology, which outlines some of the important lessons Joyce and Johnson have taught us in their public discourse … and that so many others have missed.

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