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Putting Our Differences to Work by Debbe Kennedy

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“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”

—Marcus Tullius CiceroAncient Roman scholar,orator, and statesman

CHAPTER 4Step I—Assessment: Defining Current Realities

It is doubtful any of us would put self-assessment of ourselves or our organizations on a list of our favorite pastimes. However, the process itself is freeing. It feels good to know where we are, how we are, and what challenges lie ahead. It is the unknown that weighs on us. It often keeps us awake at night. It delays our important actions. In turn, it tugs at our self-confidence. If you ignore its call long enough, the unknown can come as an unwelcome surprise—even a shock. What we ...

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