Times are such that organizations can no longer survive with leaders focused on telling others what to do and the rest of the organization allowing themselves to be taken care of by a leader. Differentiated leadership no longer places its faith in holding together this failed paradigm. Differentiated leaders recognize that they must begin the path of change by addressing their own anxiety and find a way to overcome their fear. Their depth of learning, both about themselves and the challenges surrounding them, must grow. As it does, they will be able to step out in courage and offer both the truth about current conditions and ask the questions which will allow a new vision to emerge. Based on research inside a Fortune 500 company, A Leadership Paradox outlines and provides a model for achieving differentiated (defined) leadership.