Group photo from the C2C in Roswell, GA on December 5, 2018

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Roswell, GA on December 5, 2018 to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • The stories shared were personal and insightful about a time when great character and leadership were exhibited. Throughout the duration of dinner, we discussed the importance of civil discourse; having educated conversations with opposing views which emphasizes our motto of Pro-Humanitate and enriches our knowledge of topics and ideas.
  • We acknowledged that sometimes good people make bad decisions, but the difference is that someone with strong character has a desire to right the wrong and change for the better.
  • We pondered questions such as
    • Does character develop over time?
    • What is the relationship between wisdom and character?
    • Can we teach leadership and character?
  • We recognized that strong character means helping others even if that person has wronged you in the past.
  • A final thought was on paying it forward, everyone around the dinner table spoke of time when they were touched by someone of strong character and now we can think about how we can pay it forward.