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    #1

    head off

    Could you please explain the following in bold in easy English?

    1. When I returned to P&G as chairman in June 2002, I quickly saw that the conviction that the people of P&G are truly its heart needed restoration. And sadly, I knew that I might have headed off these issues if I had exercised my responsibility to press my case more fully on Organization 2005.

    2. Key attributes of a leader---believes deeply and passionately in the purpose of the organization. A huge appetite to win. The team comes first. "One Team, One Dream."

    Thank you.

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    Re: head off

    1. To head off an issue
    This is a footballing metaphor. It's used to mean you deal with an issue quickly and efficiently to prevent any problems in the future.

    2. to press your case
    This is originally an idiom from legal English. In this context it means to express your opinion forcibly so that other people take notice.

    3. One team, one dream
    A slogan, whose words are chosen because they sound good. Meaning that everybody who works on this project or in this organisation has the same aims and aspirations as each other. ( A rather optimistic statement from a large multinational company!)

    Hope this is useful to you.
    Last edited by Clare James; 04-Mar-2008 at 18:24.

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    #3

    Re: head off

    It's been very helpful.

    Thank you.

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