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Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution by Joseph Folkman, Jack Zenger

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CONCLUSION

SPEED AND THE BALANCED LIFE

As much as we believe that speed can drive results, we also believe there are some dangers in a too strong and singular emphasis on speed. Our fundamental conclusion is that there are times when we need to go fast and there are some times when we need to go slow. We are aware that an unswerving emphasis on speed has potential negative side effects. What might some of those be?

Speed becomes a deeply ingrained habit and way of life. Everything must be done at a fast pace. People can become obsessed with being productive to the point that they are anxious when they are not productive. ...

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