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MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership by John Baldoni

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Opportunity

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

THOMAS MERTON

Making the Break

Chester Elton, best-selling author dubbed the “Apostle of Appreciation,” and his business partner Adrian Gostick had been colleagues at a previous employer. In the last year of their employment at that company, things did not go well. As Elton explains, “I consider us not being able to figure out how to stay with our past employer and still be productive as a huge failure. We should have been able to communicate better and work together in a more productive way. But we couldn’t find a way forward. No matter how hard we worked or how much success we had, we couldn’t make our bosses happy or find happiness ourselves.”

Elton credits his wife, ...

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