Will Salyards
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Life, Career, Leadership


I subscribe to the idea that all risk is personal (if you’re in the insurance business, you may be inclined to stop reading right here-I hope you don’t). While risk can be monetized for profit that’s several steps removed from the tightness-in-your-chest kind, the kind that always demands two questions be answered: what does it mean for… and what could happen to me?

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Four Maps by Which We Live

In brief but broad strokes, our living can be thought of as in and across four dimensions. I call these the “Four Maps by Which We Live.” What makes them stand out for us is their being a source of conflicts, emotions, experiences, and defenses that extend through our private lives to our relationships, and even our workplaces.

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Leaders and Damaged Relationships

Leaders do things. Very often that “doing” entails change. This drive to do something mixed with ambition and wrapped in personality appeals to some while repulsing others. Leadership, however, isn't fully in our drive, ambition, or personality but in the influence we exert upon those who like and dislike us as its result.

It doesn't mean we are to be captive to the opinion of others rather we are to capture their opinion.

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