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Turn Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
By Christine Comaford-Lynch
Sometimes a stumbling block looms before you. Worry not. Here's how to make it into a stepping stone.
When I was 29 years old, I started an Information Technology consulting firm. We were helping Fortune 1000 companies convert their systems to Microsoft Windows. It was 1991 and there wasn't much Windows programming expertise in the marketplace. I made over 500 cold calls in order to schedule only 35 meetings. And at each of those 35 meetings I was rejected. Yes, at every single one.
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Leadership Skills: Heads Up and Look Out! Grow Your World View To Grow Your Business
By Marian Cook
If you are feeling the stress of more work and less time and support to do it, you are not alone. In today's warp-speed and tumultuous work environment, productivity expectations are extraordinarily high and climbing. Under such strain, it is easy to keep your head down and eyes on your work, instead of scanning the horizon for important shifts and changes.
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UBS - Chief of Staff / Head of PMO
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Oct 22 2007-Oct 26 2007
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Nov 8 2007-Nov 9 2007
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Nov 11 2007-Nov 15 2007
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