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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by David Gergen, Peter Sims, Bill George

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STAYING GROUNDED: INTEGRATING YOUR LIFE
The world will shape you if you let it. To have a sense of yourself as you live, you must make conscious choices.
—John Donahoe, president, eBay
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On a tranquil Boston evening in the fall of 1983, eBay’s John Donahoe, then an energetic twenty-three-year-old, enjoyed a relaxing dinner with his fiancée, Eileen. Just a year out of college, Donahoe had already earned an excellent reputation as a consulting analyst at Bain. His eyes lit up as he talked about his career prospects.
As dinner wore on, Eileen became more concerned about the toll John’s career could take on his life. She expressed concern about how ...

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