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GOLDILOCKS, PORCUPINES & CHAMELEONS – PART 2B: THE PORCUPINE LEADER

In our last post, we discussed the challenges working with leaders who are prickly, unapproachable and highly defensive, earning them the tile of a porcupine leader.  The porcupine leader is rightly termed a fundamentalist.  I am NOT using the term to refer to the 20th century Protestant movement that emphasizes adherence to the basic, “fundamental” beliefs […]

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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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