That’s why I start my speech off by saying that the more something succeeds, the more something works right for you, the more likely you are to fail.

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I’ve learned that the best way to connect with people is by letting your guard down, by sharing your concern for the situation and having some compassion for the other person.

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Despite my personal growth on the inside, on the outside I remain very focused and goal-oriented. I doubt those characteristics will ever go away, but the most important lesson I’ve learned from sitting in the driver’s seat is the unshakable goodness and value of people.

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I learned early on that having balance in your life creates more opportunity. I also learned that the more I give, the more I get back, often in ways I don’t expect or anticipate.

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How I act in those moments sends a very powerful message to everyone else in my company.

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You do the right thing because it is a reflection of your character and values.

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We are like the headlights on an oncoming locomotive. We lead the way in everything we do and say, and everyone in the company looks to us to set the example.

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Everything we do sets the tone for others, and every decision we make creates a defining moment. And it all comes back to us, one way or another.

As a devout Christian, I believe that those who have been blessed have an obligation to give back.

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…he admits open disdain for those who believe that people who work for the social good must necessarily live a life of poverty.

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Though it is crucial that these people have jobs, the driving decision-makers for me are that these people have jobs and that I make money.

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It’s not okay to fulfill just one objective. By agreeing to this contract, I would have to put pressure on other business units and other business contracts so that I would make money elsewhere. By losing it one place, I’ve got to make it up somewhere else.