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How to Unlearn

When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future.—Marie Kondō

Most leaders today know they must constantly transform the way they do business—making decisions much more quickly, responding to fast-changing markets with greater agility, better addressing customer needs, and more. One of the great problems with moving away from old ways of doing business to new is that the neural pathways of the men and women who lead these organizations have become fixed and rigid over time. Leaders get caught in a myopic view of the world around them, mainly informed and biased by their daily field of operations.

The push for immediate results, coupled ...

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