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The power of reflection

Call it emotional intelligence, EQ, likability or just plain humility, reflecting periodically on one’s life can do wonders for a reputation.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/01/privilege-a-users-guide/

Privilege: A User’s Guide

Perspective is an amazing thing. Success may be helped by one’s class, social status, ethnic background or other factors, but it rarely happens without hard work and perseverance. Likewise, smart, passionate and well-connected people sometimes fail in their ambitions.

Life clearly is easier for some than others, and keeping that in mind when interacting with diverse people ensures we put our true — and best — selves forward, even when we may not be at our best.

Success is often sharedFor those of us who know success and relative prosperity, INSEAD professor Gianpiero Petriglieri’s blog for the Harvard Business Review examines the impact of Privilege and offers advice on how to share one’s individual privileges, no matter how large or small, with the world.

Thanks to Marvin Webb (www.linkedin.com/in/marvinlwebb and @marvinwebb) for bringing this to my attention.

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