A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.
Researching these makers, shakers and disruptors, and working with my own clients who shape the world around them in powerful and constructive ways, I've observed seven key behaviors that set them apart -- habitual ways of behaving and approaching life and work that distinguish them from those who long to make a difference but can't or won't find the way.
I have discovered that each time I am there for someone, I feel a deep, ineffable sense of happiness. I encourage you to take at least one tiny step toward an important situation in your own life, make a change from your usual reaction to a more expressive frame of mind, about what you believe will make you the happiest.