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Leaders are emotional risk takers

Most attempts to avoid risk can be traced back to protecting one’s emotional state. There are numerous labels for negative feelings that could result from taking a risk: embarrassment, loss, pain, anger, jealousy, disappointment, loneliness, emptiness, insignificance, despair, and countless more. For many, these painful states of mind are enough to keep them in a…

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Reality is a technicality

“Things don’t work that way in the real world” we’re implicitly and/or explicitly told. But even though advice about the “real world” may come with good intentions, it doesn’t make it accurate. Cautionary counsel is less about fact and more of an outward reflection of an inner belief or opinion based on personal points of…

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