Many years back I hosted a dinner at my home for members of my team and their spouses. My investment office at the time was really taking off. As a leader, I had to grow fast, and I was trying to understand how people in the office felt about their jobs and the office environment. Seated to my left at the dining table was the wife of one of my company’s executives. She was a dynamic conversationalist, and we talked about everything from kids and family to travel and our favorite books. At one point long into the discussion during our meal there was a pause and she said, “Chris, you’re a really nice guy!”

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