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Leading Teams with Integrity: Advice from Leadership Experts (Collection) by Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel

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Foreword

I find the wisdom of poets useful in my life and work. With a few words, the right poem at the right time can speak with a clear voice and help us see things new in the world.

This poem by William Stafford provides us with a helpful place to return if we feel confused about a moral choice or challenge in the world.

“The Way It Is”

There’s a thread you follow. It goes amongthings that change. But it doesn’t change.People wonder about what you are pursuing.You have to explain about the thread.But it is hard for others to see.While you hold it you can’t get lost.Tragedies happen; people get hurtor die; and you suffer and get old.Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.You don’t ever let go of the thread.

—William Stafford

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