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Secrets of Success

Sunday, 22 May 2005 - 12:00am

What is the key to reaching the top? Steve Dow talks to ... Australia's high achievers - from fields as diverse as business, charity, media and medicine - to find out how they succeeded and what they would tell those hoping to ascend the ladder behind them ...


"Surround yourself with people you respect and admire and maintain constant dialogue. A very wise friend told me that there are five requirements for leadership: vision, knowledge, courage, urgency and judgement. Decide which one you need to focus on to turn the corner. I worked on urgency and as soon as I did that, everything fell into place. Be tenacious."

Steve Dow

The Sunday Age 'Sunday Life' (Australia)