David Katz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-katz-4b66178/) is a steward of the earth and a champion for the poor. We had an amazing and powerful discussion chatting about the times he’s needed to apply mental toughness in his life.
The resulting theme: When you face the worst things in your life and feel the pain associated with it, you become free to engage with anyone about anything going on in their lives. Alternatively, avoid your own pain, and you'll have to avoid others too. This is critical advice for leaders who want to connect deeply with their teammates.