Group photo from the C2C in Bethesda, MD on June 10, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner on June 10, 2019 in Bethesda, MD to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • As we shared stories of people who had exhibited good character, we spoke of their actions as being the scary, often the difficult choice. Doing the difficult thing.
  • We also talked about character being about knowing the right thing, and then being willing to DO the right thing.
  • We debated if character was exhibited by actions, or if it is the essence of who we are.
  • We observed that character often isn’t one action or one moment, but is displayed over a lifetime of moments and actions
  • We acknowledged that even when we know the right thing to do, there are often barriers to doing the right thing: convenience, money, time, relationships.
  • And finally, we contemplated ways we might take our conversation beyond our evening together, including writing notes to those we held up as individuals who exhibited good character.