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Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed by F. William Smullen

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Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Risk

Risk can be a frightening or an exhilarating experience. You can run from it because you fear it or gravitate toward it because you seek the thrill or excitement of something unique.

Most people are risk-averse. They answer affirmatively to Alfred E. Neuman’s “What, me worry?” question. In contrast, there are hurricane hunters, cliff climbers, and high-wire walkers who think nothing about beating the odds of taking a chance.

Having jumped out of airplanes, I tend to relate to those willing to take a chance, a walk on the wild side if you will. It’s not for the faint of heart; if one is drawn to a moment of uncertainty ...

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