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Unformatted text preview: Answer Key 1) -- b.) "To be smarter, focus on what you already do well," says Karlin Sloan, executive coach and author of Smarter, Faster, Better: Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership , on which this quiz is based. "Most people think getting smarter is all about mastering things you're bad at. Instead, look at your strengths, and build on them." 2) -- c.) "Get out of your comfort zone," says Sloan. "Stop using the brain you know." Or at least, make an effort to give it a break now and then. For instance, if you're usually detail-oriented, try seeing the big picture. You may remember that a lot of employees have been quietly complaining about lost supplies. Choices (a) and (b) will get you nowhere. 3) -- a.) "Surround yourself with experts," suggests Sloan. "Brainstorm with colleagues - and also with mentors and friends. The smartest people are those who know that others may be even smarter. Ask lots of questions." 4) -- c.) "To work faster, slow down," says Sloan. "Take naps. Take vacations. Don't work on weekends. 4) -- c....
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