The known way is not always the safest

It was getting late. I was trekking with a group of police officers from Singapore, on a leadership training program with Outback Initiatives. We scrambled along a narrow path that dropped away to sharp cliff rocks, pounded by an especially vigorous surf. I kept glancing down, imagining how I’d be able to rescue someone should they survive the bone-breaking tumble and be taken by the furious drag of the sea. Outdoor leaders tend to consider the worst, to be prepared (or maybe it’s just my eerie sense of the macabre).
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What to do when you hit rock bottom

I was musing on rock bottom scenarios recently and exploring what we need in our personal armoury to dig us out of a rocky pit.

How bad can it get? Let’s imagine it. What do you fear the most? Disease? Illness? Maiming? Destitution? Public shame? Jail? Divorce? Being found out a fraud? Disappointing someone else? Failing a project? Going bankrupt?
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Are you suffering from Achievement Disease?

In Germany, the CEO of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, resigned ‘taking responsibility’ for the morally bereft decision to install deceitful software in its US diesel cars designed to evade emissions tests. Though he continues to assert there was no personal wrongdoing in the incident. Volkswagen announced it will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe, including 2.4 million in Germany and 1.2 million in the UK, and 500,000 in the US as a result of the emissions scandal.
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