“Naturally you needed a man with the courage to ride on top of a rocket, and you were grateful that such men existed. Nevertheless, their training was not a very complicated business.” ― Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff
If you put the images of an Ironman Athlete and CEO together in your mind you probably start thinking of high achieving, intense, active individuals. What does it take to become Mary Barra, the first woman CEO of General Motors or to become the next Mark Zuckerberg? Is their “right stuff” the same qualities you need to run an ultra-marathon, finish an Ironman triathlon, scale Mount Everest or flying supersonic jet fighters at the speed of sound. Does it take incredible strength, stamina, competitiveness, or natural talent for certain individuals to soar to incredible heights?