You’re asked to speak at an event, but you hate being in front of crowds. Do you make up an excuse and politely decline, or recognize there’s a reason behind the invitation, rise to the occasion and start thinking about how you’ll prepare? How you respond says a lot about your overall success in business and life. That’s according to Jason Hanold, CEO of greater Chicago-based executive search firm Hanold Associates. As someone who finds and counsels HR leaders for companies like Amazon and Nike, he says there are several key differences between people who are risk-averse and those who have a higher tolerance for taking chances. Read the full Inc. article by Christina Desmarais.