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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Saying “No”

Successful people know what they want and how they are going to get it, and say “no” when what they are being asked to do doesn’t fit in with their plans. Being successful is as much about what you decide not to do as what you decide to do.

Maintaining a balance

We all have to keep a balance in our lives. You have to balance what your employer wants from you with what you get from your employer. The latter doesn’t only mean money, but also the training you receive, the experience you get, and the opportunities that working for the company opens up for your career.

You also have to balance your working life and your family life. If you want to get ahead, the company you work for will expect some commitment and flexibility, but don’t ...

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