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From the Ted Talk "Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep"

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There is now a kind of eeslp deprivation one-upmanship. Especially here in Washington, if you try to make a breakfast date, and you say, "How about eight o'clock?" they're likely to tell you, "Eight o'clock is too late for me, but that's OK, I can get a mgae of tennis in and do a few conference calls and meet you at eight." And they think that means they are so incredibly yusb and uepcvotird, but the truth is, they're not, because we, at the moment, have had brilliant leaders in business, in finance, in politics, making terrible decisions. So a high IQ does not mean that you're a good leader, because the escsnee of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.

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There is now a kind of _____ deprivation one-upmanship. Especially here in Washington, if you try to make a breakfast date, and you say, "How about eight o'clock?" they're likely to tell you, "Eight o'clock is too late for me, but that's OK, I can get a ____ of tennis in and do a few conference calls and meet you at eight." And they think that means they are so incredibly ____ and __________, but the truth is, they're not, because we, at the moment, have had brilliant leaders in business, in finance, in politics, making terrible decisions. So a high IQ does not mean that you're a good leader, because the _______ of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.

Solution

  1. essence
  2. game
  3. busy
  4. sleep
  5. productive

Original Text

There is now a kind of sleep deprivation one-upmanship. Especially here in Washington, if you try to make a breakfast date, and you say, "How about eight o'clock?" they're likely to tell you, "Eight o'clock is too late for me, but that's OK, I can get a game of tennis in and do a few conference calls and meet you at eight." And they think that means they are so incredibly busy and productive, but the truth is, they're not, because we, at the moment, have had brilliant leaders in business, in finance, in politics, making terrible decisions. So a high IQ does not mean that you're a good leader, because the essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.

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Important Words

  1. breakfast
  2. brilliant
  3. business
  4. busy
  5. calls
  6. conference
  7. date
  8. decisions
  9. deprivation
  10. essence
  11. finance
  12. game
  13. good
  14. high
  15. hits
  16. iceberg
  17. incredibly
  18. iq
  19. kind
  20. late
  21. leader
  22. leaders
  23. leadership
  24. making
  25. means
  26. meet
  27. moment
  28. politics
  29. productive
  30. sleep
  31. tennis
  32. terrible
  33. titanic
  34. truth
  35. washington