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The Positive Leader by Melina Costi, Jan Mühlfeit

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Chapter 8

How to become a Chief Energy Officer (CEO)

‘Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it … It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.’

ALBERT EINSTEIN, NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST

‘Life is a marathon, not a sprint.’ How many times have you heard this expression? Perhaps so many that you’d be happy never to hear it again! But while the message of pacing ourselves rather than constantly speeding through life is valid, it’s not the whole of the story. Life (and leadership for that matter) is a marathon, but it’s a marathon run in a series of sprints. Rather than keeping your pace steady to maintain stamina for the long run ahead, you’re better off breaking down your big activities and ‘giving your all’ ...

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