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Turning Adversity Into Opportunity by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

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ConclusionNo Shortage of Opportunities to Make a Difference

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

—Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens wrote this in 1859, and it is a humble reminder about keeping in perspective what so many are exclaiming about our contemporary landscape. The times may be adverse. They may be chaotic, disruptive, and challenging. ...

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