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Book Excerpt! Brit Poulson’s ‘The Clarity Compass’

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For a sneak peek of Brit Poulson’s The Clarity Compass (February 14, 2017) check out the excerpt below! Would You Rather Be Right or Effective? “I hate the Clarity Compass.” He went by the name of Deck: He was ex-military, business casual, with pictures of his kids and Chihuahuas meticulously placed on his desk. This was my third leadership coaching session with him. He stretched out in his chair, his designer loafers crossed on the hardwood floor between us and his gaze landing on the conference room ceiling. “Why’s that?” I asked. He shifted to look me in the eye. “I love being right. And the Clarity Compass shows me that I’m not.” We all like to be right. One of…

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Fact or Fiction? Seeing Clearly Depends on Understanding our Stories

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Most of us are aware that a chasm divides the way we perceive the world from the way it actually is. It’s impossible to see the world perfectly, without distortion. Just think about how much clearer we are today than our ancestors were about certain truths of the physical world. We’re amused, for example, at the fact that not too long ago, most humans believed the Earth was flat. So it shouldn’t be hard to imagine what humans 100 years from now may think about us—how foolish, how naïve they were! (Actually, at the pace we’re moving, those who are 10 to 15 years younger already experience a significant gap in their understanding of the world, compared to their “elders.” Just…

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