CHAPTER 9

Adopt aChallenging Belief

What do you do when you have a boss or join a team you don’t get along with? Since nearly everyone will have problems with some bosses, managers, teammates, and coworkers in their careers, if you leave every job every time you have a problem with one, you’ll have a résumé a mile long filled with two-month jobs. Here’s how I applied the skills from Adopt a New Belief.

As business school ended, a friend told me about a venture he was cofounding in educational consulting. The team was finding high demand from important clients, including helping create the prestigious King’s Academy in Jordan, modeling itself after the elite Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, which the King of Jordan graduated from. The team ...

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