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Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations by David M. Noer

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11.1. Choose the Right Wolf to Feed

In order to be relevant to helping people and organizations survive the new reality, leaders must first make a conscious, fundamental choice of how to be. This existential choice is illustrated by a story a hiker on the Appalachian Trail told me:

One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. "The battle," he said, "is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil: it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good: it is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson asked ...

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