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The Compromise Trap by Elizabeth Doty, Art Kleiner

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8Find Your Real Team

In August 1941, J. C. Penney, the founder of the retail giant; Lew Mobley, a senior executive at IBM; and Weyman Huckabee, a minister, met for lunch in Long Island, New York, along with eight or nine other businesspeople. Each of them had been privately troubled by the fact that they were asked so routinely to do things in their business roles that they would never do as individuals. Now, sharing their experiences and concerns over lunch, they found such valuable encouragement that they agreed to meet again the following week to provide mutual support in living their values at work.1

This small group continued to meet every week for twenty-seven years and gradually blossomed into a growing community of business and professional ...

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