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Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It: Why People Demand it by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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Balance Hope and Work

Whatever your hope—freedom, peace, justice, happiness, quality, progress, clean air, technical superiority, business success, or even good grades in school—you have to work for it. And the more hope you have, the more work (and grit) you need.

Best-selling author and social activist Rita Mae Brown has certainly had her beliefs severely tested. Her good grades got her a scholarship to the University of Florida—and her civil-rights activism got her thrown out. Her diligence earned her a doctorate from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.—and her questioning attitude got her in trouble. Both the FBI and the CIA kept files on her. It is no wonder that Rita Mae wrote, “People are like tea bags; you never know ...

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