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From the Ted Talk by Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

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I wtaned to just start by asking everyone a question: How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a ledear? I've aeskd that question all across the country, and everywhere I ask it, no matter where, there's a huge prtooin of the audience that won't put up their hand. And I've come to realize that we have made leadership into something bigger than us; something beyond us. We've made it about changing the world. We've taken this title of "leader" and treat it as something that one day we're going to deserve. But to give it to ourselves right now mneas a level of aogrnarce or cockiness that we're not comfortable with. And I worry sometimes that we spend so much time cerlbaneitg amazing things that hardly anybody can do, that we've convinced ourselves those are the only things worth celebrating. We satrt to devalue the things we can do every day, We take moments where we truly are a leader and we don't let ourselves take credit for it, or feel good about it. I've been lucky enough over the last 10 years to work with amazing people who've helped me redefine lerasehidp in a way that I think has made me happier. With my short time today, I want to share with you the one story that is probably most responsible for that redefinition.

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I ______ to just start by asking everyone a question: How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a ______? I've _____ that question all across the country, and everywhere I ask it, no matter where, there's a huge _______ of the audience that won't put up their hand. And I've come to realize that we have made leadership into something bigger than us; something beyond us. We've made it about changing the world. We've taken this title of "leader" and treat it as something that one day we're going to deserve. But to give it to ourselves right now _____ a level of _________ or cockiness that we're not comfortable with. And I worry sometimes that we spend so much time ___________ amazing things that hardly anybody can do, that we've convinced ourselves those are the only things worth celebrating. We _____ to devalue the things we can do every day, We take moments where we truly are a leader and we don't let ourselves take credit for it, or feel good about it. I've been lucky enough over the last 10 years to work with amazing people who've helped me redefine __________ in a way that I think has made me happier. With my short time today, I want to share with you the one story that is probably most responsible for that redefinition.

Solution

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  2. leader
  3. means
  4. asked
  5. celebrating
  6. leadership
  7. arrogance
  8. wanted
  9. start

Original Text

I wanted to just start by asking everyone a question: How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a leader? I've asked that question all across the country, and everywhere I ask it, no matter where, there's a huge portion of the audience that won't put up their hand. And I've come to realize that we have made leadership into something bigger than us; something beyond us. We've made it about changing the world. We've taken this title of "leader" and treat it as something that one day we're going to deserve. But to give it to ourselves right now means a level of arrogance or cockiness that we're not comfortable with. And I worry sometimes that we spend so much time celebrating amazing things that hardly anybody can do, that we've convinced ourselves those are the only things worth celebrating. We start to devalue the things we can do every day, We take moments where we truly are a leader and we don't let ourselves take credit for it, or feel good about it. I've been lucky enough over the last 10 years to work with amazing people who've helped me redefine leadership in a way that I think has made me happier. With my short time today, I want to share with you the one story that is probably most responsible for that redefinition.

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