We are living in an extraordinary time. As I write this, in October 2020, Covid-19 continues its global devastation of individual lives and entire communities, and protests about police brutality and systemic racial injustice are ongoing in cities across the United States and around the world. Amid this pain and despair, we’re also witnessing acts of true courage, from health-care providers speaking out about unsafe or unacceptable working conditions, retail clerks trying to enforce safety standards that those above them won’t, or people of color demanding change in their organizations and beyond.1

Though current events make the need for courage more obvious than ever, I committed to writing this book more than a decade ...

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