How do you handle power?

Carol was restless and ambitious.  No matter what came to her, she was dissatisfied.  Sharon was good at her work; content with modest circumstances.  Both of them hit the jackpot (metaphorically speaking.)  They both became successful.

What do you think they did with their success?

Carol became arrogant and luxury-loving (which led to her downfall.)  Her employees were actually happy when her restaurant failed.  Sharon, on the other hand, continued to do quality work.  Success for her meant it was easier to accomplish something worthwhile.  While other banks were tumbling, customers supported Sharon and she survived – actually thrived in the melee.

What can we learn from this?

  1. If you want to find out about someone, give them a little power.  It will reveal everything.
  2. I’d love to hear your ideas. What else can we learn?  – Thanks, Shar McBee

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PS – Did you see the comments after the last post “Divided over an issue”?  There were some very thoughtful responses.  Thank you!

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