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The Magic of Leadership – Converting

The Magic of Leadership – Converting | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the magical aspect of leadership is the work of converting - thoughts to actions, plans to actions, actions to results.

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Interesting post that could be applied to all levels: students, adults, self, and family. 

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 5, 2013 4:00 PM

We must come out of the clouds and put "feet' to concepts so that people can implement tomorrow.  

Mercor's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:48 AM

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Gloria Inostroza De Celis's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:54 AM

 

  Ideas que valen la pena de tener siempre en cuenta.

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Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening

Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Any organization's best assets are its people so start paying attention to what your employees are saying.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 17, 3:09 PM

This skill will help you throughout your career. Leaders who are great listeners are often terrific at uncovering and putting in place strategies and plans that have a big impact. (A term one of my editors suggested is “force multipliers.”)

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10 Steps To Effective Listening

10 Steps To Effective Listening | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Cath Daley's curator insight, April 9, 7:32 AM

A key skill for anyone who is involved in coaching is the ability to really listen. here are some tips to help you improve your listebing skills.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 6:18 PM

Greta quote in the cartoon. "nobody hates a listener"

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 6:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

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Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions?

Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Peter Drucker, considered the leadership guru of the twentieth notes that, “The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.”


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Peter Ø. Christensen's curator insight, March 31, 12:28 AM

A kind of coaching approach to leadership which cope great with the non-hierarchic company structure, which the greatest employeers and top minds of the future demands.

 

Efficienarta's curator insight, March 31, 3:00 AM

One of the more rewarding periods of my business career included a leadership meeting weber of CEO adjourned discussion of a topic because the team were not asking questions ............. When we discussed the topic at the following meeting we had a lively debate both initially in a  "seek to understand" phase and then later in what amounted to brainstorming of potential solutions.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 31, 6:45 AM

Absolutely a valid assumption for the 21st century leader.

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HOW SUCCESSFUL NETWORKS NURTURE GOOD IDEAS

HOW SUCCESSFUL NETWORKS NURTURE GOOD IDEAS | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 30, 5:43 AM

Studies have found that the effort of communicating to someone else forces you to pay more attention and learn more.

niftyjock's curator insight, April 1, 2:31 PM

I think in Private but I make mistakes in public 

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound

What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters by Daniel Goleman - collection of HBR and other articles on leadership

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 26, 4:30 PM

I can't imagine any leader thinking EQ wouldn't matter.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 27, 5:29 PM

Knowing how to "read others' emotions" allows leaders to lead from the heart to the heart and gain the most from the talent that surrounds them.

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 1:08 PM

What makes a leader?

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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective

Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much.

But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.

The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.


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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 30, 6:58 AM

Writing this one phrase on students' papers boosted student performance by 40%. So simple...

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, April 2, 7:01 AM

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I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.

That's it: just 19 words. But those words are powerful because they are not really feedback. They're a signal that creates something more powerful: a sense of belonging and connection.

Looking closer, the phrase contains several distinct signals:

1)    You are part of this group.

2)    This group is special; we have higher standards here.

3)    I believe you can reach those standards."

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 1:04 PM

Everyday leaders can achieve extraordinary results by being attentive! Great article!

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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky

The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms. A McKinsey & Company article.


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Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

“ The elements of leadership style taught by Jim Collins deliver great value to aspiring leaders. These elements will enhance your leadership effectiveness.”


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 16, 11:52 AM

Just picking one among the 7 elements, point 6:


6 – Make a point of crossing things off your list
I must say this is one of my habit to do so, either close the end if my working day, or, if I didn't manage to do it the evening before, on the morning. It is a real pleasure to tick off things that I did. It give a feeling of "things being accomplished" and motivate to move forward.

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10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 28, 10:18 PM

Positive thoughts help make stress intermittent by focusing your brain’s attention onto something that is completely stress-free. You have to give your wandering brain a little help by consciously selecting something positive to think about.

William Rowell's curator insight, March 7, 11:16 AM

Leaders or top performers have well honed coping strategies that allow them to perform under stressful circumstances.  Travis Bradberry’s article addresses effective strategies, or ten of the best or most effective strategies...“Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them and having the wherewithal to actually do so in spite of your stress.”

Alicia Davis's curator insight, March 10, 6:38 AM

Being able to understand your perceptions is a key part of changing your level of stress and success.  This article shares really foundational steps on how leaders can stay calm and still maintain high performance.  Core Energy Coaching - the style of coaching that I do - is focused completely on helping people change their perceptions of themselves and others.  Great article!


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15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent

15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, February 25, 1:25 PM

Are you a transformational Change Agent?  Clarifying post

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others. From George Ambler's Blog "On Leading in Turbulent Times"


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Heitor Fox's curator insight, February 19, 4:09 AM

Porque a inspiração provoca uma reação positiva no cérebro de cada pessoa que se deixa influenciar, pelas sensações, pelas percepções e pela própria inspiração.

Michelle Daniels's curator insight, February 19, 8:29 AM

Here are tips for motivating others, be the best you that you can be!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 21, 11:11 AM

Love TED talks! I use them as "virtual" guest speakers in many classes. 

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 11:04 AM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 5:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 6:15 PM

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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Bad To Great: The Path To Scaling Up Excellence

Bad To Great: The Path To Scaling Up Excellence | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Before senior executives try to spread best practices, they should use seven techniques to clear out the negative behavior that stands in the way. 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 15, 5:12 PM

This article relates to Robert Sutton's new book: Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less


Bob Sutton says that scaling a company is a balancing act between "Buddhism" (flexibility) vs. "Catholicism" (imposing standards).



Eli Levine's curator insight, February 18, 8:48 PM

"Destructive behavior—selfishness, nastiness, fear, laziness, dishonesty—packs a far bigger wallop than constructive behavior."

 

Funny how it is that ethics and basic tenants of morality (without the religious connotations) has a significant impact on how we operate and our chances of success on THIS level of being, not in Heaven "above".

 

Perhaps we weren't evolved enough to be able to handle the old teachings of the prophets, all those years ago and be able to interpret them on their most general level.

 

Silly brains.

Think about it!

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One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve

One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Over the last few months, I’ve written several posts under the banner – One Word. These have included, Vision (A three-part mini series), Data, Diversity and others. Today, let’s explore a word that is critical to our success… Hope. The ability to generate hope is one of the hallmarks of leadership. Napoleon said, “A leader » Read More

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, April 16, 8:59 PM

From the post: 

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

The good news for us as leaders is we are more than dealers in hope; we create the future. That’s what ultimately keeps hope alive!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 17, 3:13 PM

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 4:36 PM

There is a lot of servant-leadership in the article. The interesting thing about competence is it shares a common root with compete rather than collaborate. Collaborate has negative implications based on its etymology. Competing is striving together which takes competency.

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Study Says Positive Coaching Lights Up Our Brains

Study Says Positive Coaching Lights Up Our Brains | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Future-oriented questions empower students more than focusing current skills.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 30, 4:22 PM

(From the article): When we look at what’s wrong, instead of looking at what’s right, we get mired down in feelings of despair and dread. But when we shift our focus to what is working, our brains actually respond! We can literally change our world simply by taking a different perspective. It doesn’t change the facts, but it does change how we feel about them.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 15, 9:46 PM

the benefits of putting people in expansive frames of mind:-)

Mathy Behar's curator insight, April 16, 3:36 PM

Real y pragmático...!

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What Great Leaders Do

What Great Leaders Do | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Joel Garfinkle, Chair of Executive Coaching at N2Growth writes about 10 traits that make great leaders.

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The Cold, Hard Truth: You're Overwhelmed Because You Want to Be

The Cold, Hard Truth: You're Overwhelmed Because You Want to Be | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
A new book rounds up simple but profound wisdom on how to stop feeling frantically overscheduled.Why are professional Americans so incredibly busy -- and so overwhelmed by this busyness?

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John Michel's curator insight, March 30, 5:48 AM

Are you as busy as you think you are? 

Mike Masin's curator insight, March 31, 4:35 AM

We're only as busy as we tell people (and ourselves) that we are. I'll add that we aren't aware of how much time we waste doing things that don't contribute to our goals.

Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, March 31, 8:26 AM

We always attract what we complain about ...

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Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills

Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.” — Anonymous

 

“We do this when we listen,” she said. “ It’s also incredibly important that we listen to ourselves so we can understand and meet our own needs for self-care. That way we are better able to care for others. These acts of listening and caring for ourselves first is the realm of self-compassion.”

So what makes a good listener?

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Good listeners show genuine interest in

what’s being said and show empathy

to the speaker by caring.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 25, 10:40 AM

More than anything, a lack of listening, understanding and probing for the truth is what leads to the biggest failures in policy and decision making.

 

Just look at the mess that the US and Russia have created out of the Ukrainian situation.  Look what the Ukrainian government could have done in order to stave off Russian intervention and aggression.  It may not have worked in keeping the Russians out.  However, by embracing the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in government and in society, the Ukrainian-speaking population may have been able to give themselves a stronger point of argumentation against the Russian incursion into Crimea.  The failure to acknowledge both Russia's concerns about NATO taking over in Ukraine, plus the legitimate economic and social concerns of the ethnic Russians in Eastern and Southern Ukraine is probably what at least partially led to the current state of affairs in Ukraine.

 

And the US, for our part, failed to acknowledge, listen and abide by the other peoples' interests as well, choosing instead to small-selfishly pursue our own ends regardless of the costs and consequences of that pursuit in the grand scheme of things.

 

Think about it.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 26, 1:07 AM

This applies to all of us in any of our roles in children's lives: parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, early years workers, you name it...

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10 Ways to Provide Quality Feedback

10 Ways to Provide Quality Feedback | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Employees want feedback. They want an honest assessment of their behavior to help them improve their work. They know that if they listen to, and take action on, clear and constructive feedback, their overall performance will improve. And so will their job satisfaction.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 19, 5:58 AM

What are the 10 ways to provide quality feedback to those you are leading?  A good list to start...

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3 Things That Should Never Change in Schools

3 Things That Should Never Change in Schools | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Although I often speak about the things that we need to do to develop and further the way we teach and learn in schools, I would still consider myself a little "old school".  Brought up by very tra...
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Here are 10 Spring Themed Coaching Questions to Help Review and Freshen up our Lives!

Here are 10 Spring Themed Coaching Questions to Help Review and Freshen up our Lives! | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Spring* is the perfect time to review progress with clients, refocus and get a fresh outlook. As our longer days return and we have more sunshine, it’s a great time to get re-energised. If your clients have set annual goals, where are they flagging? Where would some inspiration and clarity freshen up their motivation?


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Put the Big Rocks In First

Put the Big Rocks In First | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
This is a principle so simple and yet so profound, it will completely change your life if you consistently practice it. The big idea is that you must schedule time for your most important priorities first. If you don’t, you will never get to them. Here’s how.

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Alicia Davis's curator insight, March 18, 5:50 AM

I practice this every day as much as possible!  Great way to think about what's most important.

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15 Things You Must Give Up to Be Happy Again

15 Things You Must Give Up to Be Happy Again | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak; sometimes it simply means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go.

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John Michel's curator insight, February 18, 7:31 AM
Life is a tapestry of people weaving in and out of your life, people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Everyone has something to offer and share with you. Imagine treating every person you encounter, no matter how fleeting, as an intriguing story waiting to be told. But the story can only be told if someone asks to hear it. Will you ask?
donhornsby's curator insight, February 18, 12:09 PM

The article contains a great list to review today...or any other day. Including:

 

Excessive pride. – Get out of your own way.  Stop judging everyone and everything.  Pride is one of the greatest enemies to your happiness and growth.  Open your mind before you open your mouth.  Don’t hate what you don’t know.  The mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work when it’s closed.  Or as C.S. Lewis so profoundly put it, “A proud person is always looking down on things and other people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something beautiful that is above you.”
Jayne Albiston's curator insight, February 18, 7:00 PM

Wow! Absolutely one of the best lists I have ever read to inspire me and hopefully you to make the most of every day, to keep striving for our goals, to stay strong, to be grateful and to never ever give up.

The last paragraph is such a strong quote:

Remember, you are the customer of a bank called Time.  Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds.  Every night it writes off, as a loss, whatever remainder you have failed to invest to good purpose.  It carries over no balance.  It allows no overdraft.  Each day it opens a new account for you with the same deposit of 86,400 seconds.  Each night it burns the remains of the day.  If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. 

 

So let's invest in today and make the most of now - every moment counts!

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A Question That Can Change Your Life

A Question That Can Change Your Life | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Your time is limited. Your impact is not.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 19, 5:12 AM

Great article !

What can you do, right now, that would be the most powerful use of this moment?

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3 New Ways For You to Use the Wheel of Life in Relationships! - The Coaching Tools Company Blog

3 New Ways For You to Use the Wheel of Life in Relationships! - The Coaching Tools Company Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

The “Wheel of Life” may be ‘old hat’ to many of us, but it’s endlessly flexible. Did you know that the categories we use on the Life Balance Wheel can be used to help make decisions on everything from life partners to new careers? And that a Blank Wheel can be used to help evaluate decisions?

 

So, with Romance in the Air, Here are Three (3) Ways You Can Use The Wheel of Life in the Relationships Arena:

 

1. Understanding which Qualities in Another Person Most Positively Impact our Lives 

 

2. Evaluating Current & Potential Relationships

 

3. Find Out How Energising and Draining The Top 8 People In Your Life Really Are!


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