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360 Degrees of Influence by Harrison Monarth

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CHAPTER 2360-Degree Influence Starts with You

How could someone so smart be so dumb? Plenty of people make us ask this question fairly often. Multimillion-dollar athletes who’ve built their images as good family men, only to have incriminating voice mails, texts, or videos released to the press. Governors, senators, presidents—powerful people who’ve worked hard to achieve professional success, only to have it all crumble because of disastrous personal decisions.

And it’s not only high-flyers. Perhaps you’ve called out someone you know—or perhaps they’ve called you out. “I don’t know what I was thinking!” is often the explanation, which roughly translates to “I wasn’t thinking.”

No one wants to believe that he or she could get caught up in a relationship ...

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