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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson

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BECOME RECEPTIVE

Although we start by being reflective as we process our curiosity, we certainly don’t end there. Reflection is only the beginning. Anywhere Leaders are also highly receptive. It is essential to find the right moment to be reflective and the right moment to be receptive. Let’s start there, at the tension between reflective and receptive behaviors, before we dive into how to develop an ability to be more receptive.

Anywhere Leaders aren’t balanced between reflective and receptive, with one side being reflective and the other being receptive on a balance scale. They don’t strive for the proper or healthy balance of reflection mixed with the right amount of receptiveness. When Anywhere Leaders are reflective, they are fully immersed ...

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