Legal careers advisor Shauna Bryce yesterday posted to her LinkedIn page this interesting article by Shannon Schuyler, leader of corporate responsibility at PwC: “Your fear of risk is jeopardizing your career.”

Schuyler reflects on flubbing a student government stump speech in college, while admitting that public speaking is today “one of the most exciting and satisfying parts of [her] job.”

As evidenced by the article’s photograph, Schuyler clearly soared beyond her initial public speaking fears. But she uses the point to make a great case for taking risks, saying: “Whether we win slowly or fail fast, we become better for the experience.”

Quick read and worthwhile reminder for passive and stealth job seekers. Taking calculated risks is part of the game.