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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Opportunity Sensing

There is a distinct emotion that accompanies the arrival of a great business opportunity. It is part adrenaline, part fear and part excitement. It is the same emotional high that comes with being close to inevitable victory in a season-ending hockey game. It is the point at which everything around you slows down, your vision becomes crystal clear and things seem to be effortless, because you can taste victory.

In business, moments like these are all too rare. They may be found, from time to time, in the thrill of concluding an acquisition, the inauguration of a new manufacturing plant or the opening of a new store, but seldom are they part of an organization's day-to-day experience. Amongst the many challenges for today's ...

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