Group photo from the Call to Conversation in NYC on January 22, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in New York City on January 22, 2019 to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights from our Call to Conversation:

  • To whom much is given, much is required.
  • The sign of a good leader is not necessarily the person who takes their job the most seriously but rather the one who helps others have a voice and is a member of the community. “I can ask a million questions of a leader but when one of them asks me a question it is so powerful.”
  • Being a good leader is giving in to vulnerability. If you can impact one person it can have a trickle down effect. One does not know whose life you are affecting by what you do for another person. It could just be a small nicety.
  • Character is having a servant’s heart.
  • The people who built great, hardworking teams are the risk takers. People feel more loyal to them. These are the leaders who who took the time to listen and get to know you. Leaders are risk takers – every leader we have discussed has taken a risk to reach out to someone. Risk is defined differently by so many people.