Group photo from the Call to Conversation dinner in Charleston, WV on May 8, 2018

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Charleston, WV on May 8, 2018 to discuss Leadership and Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • Our conversation touched on everything from the personal to the parabolic. Many stories were about small instances when someone went out of their way to care for another person even when they had nothing to gain themselves. These were not necessarily “heroic” acts, instead, little actions that stuck with each of us for years.
  • Character is personal; there is an empathetic awareness present in each account.
  • There was a self-accountability present in many stories. Each person’s character was influenced by others surrounding them. However, “the final stand” often came from one’s own decisions.
  • People of character create a sense of belonging for those around them, or set the tone for their work environment to be a place of honesty, honor, and caring.
  • Character is infectious, seeing good character inspires others to act in good character as well.