Abraham Lincoln understood the importance of a good name. He said it like this …
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
When people look at you, what shadow do they see? The answer depends on your tree. The root determines the fruit.
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Who you are on the inside will eventually be revealed.
If you want to make a difference and leverage your influence, make integrity your focus.
Remember, the tree matters more than the shadow.
What is one practical thing a leader can do to strengthen his character?