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Winning Well by Marshall Goldsmith, David Dye, Karin Hurt

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CHAPTER 23

What If My Team Doesn’t Want to Win?

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

–MARILYN VOS SAVANT

When you have a clear picture of where you want to go but your team won’t come along as quickly as you want, it can feel like you’re trying to tow a car out of mud. On a recent trip to the mountains, one of David’s daughter’s friends, Geoff, drove his car into a ditch. There was nearly two feet of snow on top of slick mud, and Geoff slid off the road just a few hundred yards from the cabin where David was staying. As he tried to back out, his wheels sank. It was time for a tow.

Fortunately, Geoff had a tow cable and David’s SUV has lowratio four-wheel drive. They secured the cable to both ...

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