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Leaders: False and True

A basketball coach recently described one of the girls on her team as a “False Leader”.  As it was a new term to me, I asked the coach what she meant. She described how Didi (not her real name) initially came across to the coaches as the natural leader within the team with her charismatic…

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Being Outrageous

I have spent most of my life behaving myself. Doing the conventional and achieving success in a traditional way. Not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, it has all turned out just fine. However, the question remains whether I would have achieved even more and/or…

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It’s About The Team

At today’s Varsity Sports Award ceremony at my daughters’ high school, I was heartened to see the next generation of leaders and reassured that, at least in a small corner of England, affirmative life lessons are being taught and learned. This is a sports program that is about more than simply winning. It is a…

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Intensity

Why do some people train hard in the gym and play hard on the court, while others go through the motions? Are those hours equally well spent? Some would ask what the point is of showing up if you aren’t going to get everything you can out of it. Others would say that at least the second person bothered to go at all.

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Surviving As An Analyst

Making a success of your first job as an analyst is an important career milestone.  I remember looking up at the 53-story office building from the sidewalk on my first day of work.  It was scary, exciting, and pretty intimidating. Twenty-four years on, here’s what I’ve learned about what it takes to do well from…

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