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Good leadership requires challenge, failure, practice

A New Year’s Message from Bishop John Schol

You have probably heard the saying “practice makes perfect.” There is a lot of truth to that. Of course, if you are practicing the wrong thing, you may be perfecting the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

In my experience, there are three things that I have found that helps me be better at something I do, particularly leadership: challenge, failure and practice...

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