Doug Dickerson on Leadership

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The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

In his book, “What Makes Olympic Champions?”, John E. Anderson relates a story from the 1992 Summer Olympics that featured two tremendously poignant moments. American sprinter Gail Devers, the clear leader in the 100 meter hurdles, tripped over the last barrier. She agonizingly pulled herself to her knees and crawled the last five meters, finishing fifth- but finishing.

Even more heart-rending was the 400 meter semifinal in which British runner Derek Redmond tore a hamstring and fell to the track. He struggled to his feet and began to hobble, determined to complete the race. His father ran from the stands to help him off the track, but the athlete refused to quit. He leaned on his father, and the two limped to the finish line together, to deafening applause.

Hang around in leadership long enough and you…

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