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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer

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DOING THE RIGHT THING RATHER THAN BEING RIGHT

Truth be told, most of us are very quick to express our views. We've thought about an issue, and we know what the answer is—or at least we think we do. Our focus is often to convince everyone else why we are correct. There is a flaw in this thinking: it's based on the assumption that our opinion is the “right” one.

Over time, I have come to the conclusion that there are, in fact, multiple perspectives, viewpoints, opinions, and even multiple “realities” to consider. Allow me to present a hypothetical situation that brings this concept alive for me. At the intersection of two streets, there is a person standing on each of the four corners. Suddenly, two cars collide in the intersection. Each of the ...

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