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Is hiding your own backstory holding you back? The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives | Michael Port

We've all sat through a speech or job interview and thought "something is off here" with your speaker or counterpart, "I'm not feeling comfortable." We've seen what goes wrong when someone has been promoted and exaggerates their accomplishments to impress new colleagues. We regularly read stories about highly qualified applicants for head or executive positions (such as Manhattan basketball coach Bill Masiello or former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson) who despite having impressive...

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All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was...

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