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September 19, 2020

The Perfect Ten: Ep 5: Agility

By Russ Lewis. Published online September 19, 2020

Marilise de Villiers, host and author of Your Bullyproof Life, interviewed fellow coach, Andrea Darabos, and myself about Agilty. Specifically, what it mean in the workplace as one of 10 skills organisations need to develop to thrive.

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