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Sports Hero John Furlong Urges Individuals to be Visionary Leaders

 - Feb 16, 2012
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Sports hero John Furlong speaks about crisis management, exploring the topic with compelling story telling. Taking examples from his personal experience of the Olympics, Furlong highlights three key lessons in visionary leadership.

Recalling his move to Canada, the speaker describes feelings of uncertainty and nervousness but explains how people's expectations and urgency to contribute acted as his rite of passage.

Stressing the life lessons learned during his olympic experience, John Furlong encourages individuals to have a vision in their life, to find courage in dealing with difficult situations and to live a good life with humility and perseverance.

Furlong believes that we all make mistakes, but that our value as people is defined by how we grow from our failures, seeing them as learning experiences instead of as setbacks.