Keep On Plugging
One of Senator Kennedy's strengths as a political leader was his perseverance. Whether or not you agreed with him, you have to admit that he "kept on plugging" and trying to make a difference until the day he died.
Another strength was his ability to form alliances with people who had different political persuasions. On several occasions he was able to push through legislation that was co-sponsored with Republicans. Few leaders in either party had as much respect from people in the opposing party as he did.
All leaders can learn from his willingness to keep on working under difficult circumstances and to let go of his own 'need to be right' and reach meaningful compromise - in order to make a positive difference - in a direction that he believed was correct.
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