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The Living Leader by Penny Ferguson

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BEHIND THE MASK

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As leaders, it is important to develop an ability to know people at a more profound level. When we meet a person for the first time we all make subconscious judgements about who they are, whether or not they have qualities and values that relate to ours, whether or not we are going to get on with them and whether they will do well in our organisation. All this happens within a few seconds of saying hello!

The fact is that we automatically look back in our minds to see how this new person fits in terms ...

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