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How far would you be prepared to go?

July 9, 2020

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW 

It’s one thing to set goals, but it’s how much you’re prepared to invest that often proves the clincher.

Take Melanie Perkins, CEO of Canva, now worth USD$3 billion. Her goal was to find funding but she realised that the deals were done in the water while kitesurfing. So, she learnt the skills and surfed with the investors she needed. The rest is history.

What does it mean for leadership?

Three simple questions can help you in these crazy times. The first – ‘what do you want to achieve and why?’ – is a crucial step toward success. Obsessing over the current situation puts you on a hamster wheel of failed ‘fix-its’ where you miss the creative solutions.

That one question soothes the brain and directs focus to the engine-room of conscious decision-making. Try it!

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