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The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide for Building Inner Excellence by Richard L. Daft

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Chapter 10. Expand Your Awareness

Wisdom flashes like lightning amidst the clouds of the inner sky—one has to foster the flash and preserve the light.

Sathya Sai Baba

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

Marcus Aurelius

ANISH MANAGED AN ENGINEERING GROUP. He had a strong analytical mind and came across to me as thoughtful and gentle. However, he had an edge with employees that sometimes cut deeply. He didn't tell me exactly what he did or said that caused the problem, but he received incisive feedback and was determined to change his behavior. His method was to spend fifteen minutes each evening reviewing the day, searching for moments when he may have said something ...

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