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The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership by Danielle Harlan

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CHAPTER

1

Demonstrate Character and Ethics

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

—PLATO, CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHER

On the evening of Thursday, April 12, 2012, Cory Booker (then mayor of Newark, now Senator Cory Booker) was returning home from a media event when he heard screaming from a nearby neighbor’s house. The house was on fire, and at least one person was still trapped in an upstairs bedroom. Without thinking, Cory jumped into action. His security team members, who were assigned to protect him, initially tried to prevent him from entering the burning building, but they ultimately relented when he ordered them to let him go. Cory ran into the building, found the trapped person, and, with the help of ...

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