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Speaker: Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Author
Topic: "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges" (Little, Brown, 2015)
Leadership Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman
March 4, 2016
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
I am passionate about everything in my life—first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society.
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar . . . Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
Be independent of the good opinion of other people.
We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide examples for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being.
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