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Call It

April 20, 2011
Leadership Advisory

…as you see it.

Being serious-minded and cautious can be a leadership asset as long as it doesn’t devolve into indecision and paralysis.

I think it’s important for leaders to listen to their gut.  When you find yourself betwixt and between regarding the information you’re getting, trust your intuition.

When things just aren’t adding up, call it as you see it. The odds are in your favor.

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