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Category Archives: Perseverance/Resiliency

Heavyweight Challenges

February 23, 2009

Those who have been there will tell you:

leadership is hard,

innovations fail more often than they succeed,

and parenting is not for the faint hearted.

Heavyweight-ChallengeHeavyweight challenges require sustained, adaptive and often courageous effort.

What's the most difficult, enduring challenge you continue to pursue?

What values do your non-negotiable aspirations reflect?

Keep going and...

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Failing Well

February 19, 2009

Big ambitions and big achievements require a resilience honed by setbacks, new learning, and a commitment to your version of success. In his commencement address at San Francisco State University, Mayor Gavin Newsom highlighted setbacks navigated by some notable achievers:

  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team ... because he wasn't good enough.
  • Elvis...
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