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Managers as Mentors, 3rd Edition by Marshall Goldsmith, Chip R. Bell

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A friend of ours had a little run-in with the state highway patrol. It started with being stopped and ended with a traffic ticket. But the question in the middle made all the difference between a super-positive experience and one he would like to forget. But we will let him tell the story.

“I admit I was driving 70 mph! It was a bright Sunday morning and I was driving on a four-lane highway in a rural area with not a car on the road. Without warning (and without any change in the setting), the speed limit sign dropped the limit to 45 mph. I missed it. It was obviously some local small town’s way of funding their budget—a speed trap with the speed limit sign. But instead of the local sheriff, I met a state highway patrol car. ...

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