I was still soaring from the meeting I’d had with Ricardo. It had been a long time since I’d had such a positive discussion with any leader at this company … a real dialogue where I was adding value … advancing the state of the organization. Given that success, it seemed like a great time to go back to Keshav and perhaps share my knowledge with him.

I’d thought about bringing Sherm along. After all, he was the source of my education and he was our supplier partner. It only made sense. But I was so full of confidence and really wanted to see if Keshav truly was working with Lee, and I didn’t want to put Sherm at any more risk than I already had. He’d done the right thing and while people sometimes got punished for ...

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