CHAPTER3

THE COMMON BLINDSPOTS HOLDING LEADERS BACK

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Successful individuals who sometimes stumble often do so because they have no one who can protect them from themselves. Lance Armstrong is a case in point.1 The seven-time winner of the Tour de France is a cancer survivor who inspired millions suffering from the disease and created a foundation to help those in need. He also used performance-enhancing drugs and brazenly lied about doing so for over a decade. Armstrong now faces widespread disgrace—stripped of his Tour de France titles, forced out of the charitable foundation he created, dropped by his corporate sponsors, and given a lifetime ...

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