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, Mindy guided members through a fascinating discussion on courageous leadership. Why are some managers more effective than others? What is the right way to approach a conflict in the workplace? What is the right balance between being feared and being liked? How do you create lasting, world-changing businesses?