It sounds odd, but I have had few truly negative experiences.  Whether a misfortune of my own or that of someone else, a lesson has presented itself.  Some lessons were instant while others took years tempered by maturity to be understood.    Leadership is no different.  I have had truly great leaders to emulate but have learned more from the shortcomings of leaders who were not so great.  Even their negative experiences eventually provided a positive outcome for me, even if they are still learning from them.  Mindlessly stating “forgive and forget” yields no advancement.  Forgiving benefits most; forgetting benefits few.

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