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Monday, April 16, 2012

Power As A Test of Character

Over the weekend, I read a quote "just because you are driving the bus doesn't mean you have the right to run people over."  The quote reminded me of last week's blog about the two leaders who abused their power, Bobby Petrino and Ken Melani.  It was Lincoln who said, "To test a man's character, give him power."  As leaders, we have a responsibility to teach, mentor, inspire, encourage, be visionary and be trustworthy.  That trust is so critical for any leader in getting people to both support and follow that leader's vision.

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