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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 3

ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH TO LEAD?

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I was walking through the bush when a randy ostrich decided to attack: we were crossing his territory. There are many distinguished ways of dying in the bush. Being eaten by crocodiles or lions at least gives your family a good story to remember you by. But being disembowelled by a randy ostrich means you are as likely to die of shame as you are from the disembowelment.

Unfortunately, ostriches are one of the fastest animals on land. They can reach 70 kilometres an hour, which would get them a speeding ticket in London. Fortunately, I was faster than my guides. You do not need to outrun an ostrich, you need ...

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