susan hawk first female district attorney of dallas

A Test for the Best

January 13th, 2015  | 

Published in Conflict Resolution

Earlier this month, Susan Hawk was sworn in as the first female District Attorney in the history of Dallas County.

She encouraged her staff of lawyers, investigators and administrators not to judge success by conviction rates.

Hawk encouraged them to take on “the impossible case – as long as it is for what you believe is just and right.”

And she shared advice from her father who once told her to, “Find the most difficult job, do the very best you can and with that, you will find your passion. And with your passion, you will find your confidence. And with your confidence, you will find your success.”

Are you testing yourself with difficult jobs to find your passion…your confidence…your success?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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