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Chapter OneWhat’s the Worst That Could Happen?

It is not the strongest of the species that survives,nor the most intelligent, but rather the onemost responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

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Stage 1: Moving from Loss to Safety

Let’s say you arrive at work one day and are stunned by an announcement that your boss has abruptly quit for personal reasons. Data shoots from your brain’s memory banks to (supposedly) help you deal with this news. After those initial emotional, internal comments (such as Hooray! or Oh no!), you very quickly get to the business of how exactly this is going to affect you. Welcome to Stage 1, Loss (and Loss of Control). ...

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