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Archive: taking chances

Focus and passion

When we focus on doing our best in whatever we strive to do, success will find its way to us.

By Misti Burmeister | February 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

1 loss, many wins

Those who succeed understand that there is much to be learned from events that do not go as planned and the ability to put things in perspective is crucial.

By Celeste Owens | January 14, 2010; 10:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kiss a lot of frogs

In real life, success or failure isn't the main issue. Rather, it's how you handle the failure -- what you learned and how you get things back on track.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | January 14, 2010; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Four ways into risk

Evaluate your circumstances before deciding how risky to be. While it's true that fortune favors the bold, knowing when to be bold and when not to can save your life.

By Seth Kahan | January 14, 2010; 12:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Leadership on Leno

Just because NBC president Jeff Zucker took a risk and flopped doesn't mean he's not a good leader. In fact, his skills, vision and willingness to take a risk make him a natural-born leader.

By Michael J. Berland | January 14, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (9)

Is Leno a Loser?

When it comes to risk, the question is this: How fast do you want to go and can you survive the consequences of your failure?

By Garrison Wynn | January 14, 2010; 12:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Smart risks, dumb risks

A risk-taker may chart a course against the wind with a specific goal in mind, but a gambler throws caution to the winds and hopes for the best. Hope is not a strategy.

By Patricia McGuire | January 14, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Roll the dice

The most important thing was that NBC actually took the gamble. We all need to do that, because without the gamble, nothing changes.

By Eric Schaeffer | January 14, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

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