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Delivered September 17, 2001 at the Nebraska LEAD XXI Fellow/Spouses Dinner.


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power.”

That quote, by my hero Abraham Lincoln, is one I think all leaders should remember and reflect on regularly in their life, and so I pass it on to each of you. I wish each member of this LEAD group the character to use power wisely, with compassion and integrity, and a strong-sense of justice and fair play.

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