1. These Business Lessons From Ballet's Leaders Are Totally On Point

    These Business Lessons From Ballet's Leaders Are Totally On Point

    Ballet and business both demand exacting performance to succeed. In fact, both a Google executive and NASA's first black female astronaut credit their career successes, in part, to their dance training. It takes precision, discipline, and countless hours of hard work to succeed as a dancer. And, as Lucy Bowen McCauley, artistic director and choreographer for Bowen McCauley Dance, points out, "It's called show business, not show art."

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    1. A dancer must put in the hours, there are no alternatives.
    2. It doesn't work well if one person is trying to do everything.
    3. You can't cut out daily practice or it will show up on stage.
    4. Whether you're an executive at a multinational firm or a dancer, you need to trust your partner and others implicitly, Meredith
    5. The dance depends on split-second timing, and you're not able to look back to see if your partner is with you.
    6. Without question, being a professional dancer means you are getting constant feedback.
    7. Being able to accept feedback requires a modicum of critical self-awareness.
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