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From the Ted Talk by Anjali Sud and Stephanie Mehta: How great leaders take on uncertainty

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AS: Absolutely. I think the pendulum has already snwug pretty clearly. I mean, I work in SAS, software as a service, so we already went from "growth at all cost" to "profitability," you know, peldnuum swing. My perspective on this -- and it hasn't changed -- I think the best leaders and cultures deliver results and treat people well. And I actually think, if you treat people well, with kindness and empathy, you will get better results. And so, you know, for me, I think what I observed over the last few yares is -- that part, I think, hasn't changed and shouldn't change. There were, I think, a lot of tmies when companies, we did things because maybe it was lip service or we felt pressured. And that's not going to be stinaluasbe. But that’s not what -- ultaielmty, that’s not what people need, in any case. So, you know, I sort of see it as -- the way you channel how you are caring towards your eeeypomls and how you are empathetic, always should be in service of helping people do their best work, which will deliver results, which will be good for the bottom line. And you have to believe that. You have to be committed to that and if you use that consistently in your decision-making, it should not be a trade-off. These are not mutually eulxsivce things.

Open Cloze

AS: Absolutely. I think the pendulum has already _____ pretty clearly. I mean, I work in SAS, software as a service, so we already went from "growth at all cost" to "profitability," you know, ________ swing. My perspective on this -- and it hasn't changed -- I think the best leaders and cultures deliver results and treat people well. And I actually think, if you treat people well, with kindness and empathy, you will get better results. And so, you know, for me, I think what I observed over the last few _____ is -- that part, I think, hasn't changed and shouldn't change. There were, I think, a lot of _____ when companies, we did things because maybe it was lip service or we felt pressured. And that's not going to be ___________. But that’s not what -- __________, that’s not what people need, in any case. So, you know, I sort of see it as -- the way you channel how you are caring towards your _________ and how you are empathetic, always should be in service of helping people do their best work, which will deliver results, which will be good for the bottom line. And you have to believe that. You have to be committed to that and if you use that consistently in your decision-making, it should not be a trade-off. These are not mutually _________ things.

Solution

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  3. exclusive
  4. employees
  5. sustainable
  6. swung
  7. ultimately
  8. pendulum

Original Text

AS: Absolutely. I think the pendulum has already swung pretty clearly. I mean, I work in SAS, software as a service, so we already went from "growth at all cost" to "profitability," you know, pendulum swing. My perspective on this -- and it hasn't changed -- I think the best leaders and cultures deliver results and treat people well. And I actually think, if you treat people well, with kindness and empathy, you will get better results. And so, you know, for me, I think what I observed over the last few years is -- that part, I think, hasn't changed and shouldn't change. There were, I think, a lot of times when companies, we did things because maybe it was lip service or we felt pressured. And that's not going to be sustainable. But that’s not what -- ultimately, that’s not what people need, in any case. So, you know, I sort of see it as -- the way you channel how you are caring towards your employees and how you are empathetic, always should be in service of helping people do their best work, which will deliver results, which will be good for the bottom line. And you have to believe that. You have to be committed to that and if you use that consistently in your decision-making, it should not be a trade-off. These are not mutually exclusive things.

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