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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

'Questions of Character' by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.

'How can leaders and aspiring leaders know if they actually care enough to make their dreams real? This question first appears in the early years of a career. Many young people work hard to keep their options open, but eventually they must decide which path in life they really care about and commit to it. Once they have done this, the question of care arises again and again—at least for men and women who aim to make a difference in the world.

The reason is simple: the world often resists real change and resists hard. As Machiavelli put it in The Prince, "Nothing is more dangerous or difficult than introducing a new order of things."1'

from: 'Questions of Character'
by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.

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