Closing out his run on the Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien left behind some heartfelt advice to his fans. “Please don’t be cynical,” he said. “I hate cycnicism—it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life get’s exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.”
Don’t be cynical. Expect the unexpected. Work really hard. Be kind. Amazing things will happen. Lessons for leadership in today’s and tomorrow’s world.