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LEADERSHIP & PERSISTENCE PART II: GREAT LESSONS LEARNED FROM FAILURE

In August 1978, the first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight became a reality when the Double Eagle II touched ground in a barley field in the French village of Messery.  Between 1873 and 1978, thirteen trans-Atlantic attempts had been made—all ending in failure.  Double Eagle II had tried and failed, ending up in Iceland the previous year.  What […]

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THE GENIUS OF PERSISTENCE – PART 3

Research indicates that even among the most gifted scientists, athletes or performers, more than a decade of intense training and preparation is required before achieving a world-class level of performance. Two very different individuals and their professional careers come to mind as a classic example of this finding—Actor and dancer Fred Astaire, and 19th century […]

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POWER OF PRIORITY SERIES: LEADERSHIP & PRIORITIES

British political philosopher Isaiah Berlin once described the perspective that public leaders bring to their responsibility to govern as the difference between the hedgehog and the fox. The hedgehog knows one big thing.  The fox knows many little things.” Effective leaders take after the hedgehog in that they know the one big thing — or […]

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