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Dare to Serve by Cheryl Bachelder

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FIVE

CHOOSE TO SERVE

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3

IN MY VERY FIRST JOB OUT OF COLLEGE, I was in a meeting in the corner office with the guy everyone called “the big boss.” The meeting was to make an important decision on the business. As we huddled around his conference table, he pondered the facts and said to us, “We need to do an end run.”

I had no idea what he was talking about, so my eyes quickly and carefully darted around the room to see how others would react. Would we jump up and run? Would we duck for cover? Thankfully, all that happened was that we picked up our papers and went back to our desks.

I needed some training in football terms. I ...

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