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What Have We Learned?

What Have We Learned?

I hope as you read this you’ll take a few seconds or a few minutes in memory of those who died, and in sympathy with those who lived but whose lives were permanently changed, by the terrorist attacks on 9/11. I think of firefighters rushing into burning buildings. And I recall driving back from California to Rhode Island with a client in 2.5 days, with American flags on bridges and roadways and and a united Congress singing God Bless America.

And in 20 years we’ve managed to abandon that unity and become two warring camps because we place more emphasis on defending out personal positions than helping our fellow citizens.

Maybe we need to loosen our grip on the belief that we’re right and superior and those who disagree are wrong and inferior, and open our minds to diverse opinion and challenging questions.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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