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Reaching decisions vs. defining moments

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As a leader, you face decisions, and then you face defining moments when you have to dig down to your core values and choose a certain path.

You know you’ve hit a defining moment when you confront questions like these:
  • “Who am I?” The decision at hand forces you to define your personal identity.
  • “Who are we?” That calls into question your organization’s role in the marketplace.
Note: There are no correct or incorrect choices. You’re dealing with matters of vision and purpose.

— Adapted from “The Discipline of Building Character,” Joseph L. Badaracco Jr., Harvard Business Review on Leadership, HBR Press.

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