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Leadership Lessons from the Life of Stella Adadevoh Great women understand that nothing of value is ever free. I am always amazed when people think that they can get something of value for free. Stella Adadevoh wanted an Ebola-free country for herself and her loved ones. She knew that letting Sawyer loose in the streets of a nation where people were ignorant of the disease and its consequences would be tragic. The disease would spread very quickly and be literally out of control. And when restraining him herself was the only option, she took it knowing she would probably die but hoping that she would get what she wanted, an Ebola-free country. Everything of value comes with a price tag. Great women know this. Great women understand the place of sacrifice. Stella Adadevoh knew she had to make a sacrifice and she made the ultimate sacrifice. Great women are selfless. Great women think not only of themselves but of others. Stella Adadevoh did not need to restrain Sawyer. She could have saved herself and let the disease spread, hoping she would be safe through it all, and she probably would have. But she put others before her; she put her nation before her. She was a great woman. Great women fight for causes that are bigger than themselves. Restraining Sawyer for the good of her nation and the people of her nation was a cause that was bigger than Stella Adadevoh, but she Β« 16 DOZ Magazine July 2018 Great women are not those who are unafraid. Like everyone else, great women are afraid. However, great women are those who do not allow fear to stop them from acting, and especially when the action is required to bring about their desired result. I believe that Stella Adadevoh would have initially been gripped with fear. She was a doctor, she knew the consequences of physically restraining an Ebola patient, but she acted all the same. Great women can see the big picture. They look beyond the present to what the future holds. When Stella Adadevoh restrained Sawyer, she was clearly looking beyond the present to the future. She saw the big picture, an Ebola-free country and that is what she died ΡΌ…‘₯•Ω”Έ)Ι•…Ёݽ΅•Έ…Ι”‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•ΡΌΝՍ••°…Ή)₯Ή‘••Ρ‘•δ…ΑΑΙ½… Ρ‘•₯ȁхͭ́έ₯Ρ „Ν•ΉΝ”½˜)‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή…Ρ₯½ΈΈΘΈ‘…‘•Ω½ έ…́‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•ΡΌ)­••ΐ‰½±„Α…Ρ₯•ΉΠ°A…ΡΙ₯¬M…έε•ΘΕΥ…Ι…ΉΡ₯Ή•Έ)M‘”έ…́‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•…ΉΝ‘”½Πέ‘…Ё͑”έ…ΉΡ•μ)M…έε•ΘΙ•΅…₯Ή•ΕΥ…Ι…ΉΡ₯Ή•Έ)Ι•…Ёݽ΅•Έ‘…Ω”„Ν•ΉΝ”½˜‘ΥΡ丁Q‘•δΡ…­”)Ω•ΙδΝ•Ι₯½ΥΝ±δΡ‘”Ι•ΝΑ½ΉΝ₯‰₯±₯Ρ䁽˜‰•ΡΡ•Ι₯ΉœΡ‘”)±₯ٕ́½˜Ρ‘½Ν”…Ι½ΥΉΡ‘•΄…ΉΝ½₯•Ρ丁Q‘•Ν”…Ι”)έ½΅•Έέ‘ΌΝ…䰁₯˜₯Ё₯́Ѽ‰”₯Ё₯́ΥΐΡΌ΅”ΈQ‘•Ν”)έ½΅•Έ…Ι”Ή½Πέ…₯Ρ₯Ήœ™½Θ„‰…₯±½ΥΠμΙ…Ρ‘•ΘΡ‘•δ…Ι”)Ν••­₯Ήœέ…έѼ΅…­”Ρ‘•₯ȁΉ…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ₯•Μ°)…Ή™…΅₯±₯•Μ‰•ΡΡ•ΘΈ)Ι•…Ёݽ΅•Έ±₯Ω”½Έ΅…Ήδε•…Ί…™Ρ•ΘΡ‘•₯Θ)‘•…Ρ ΈΘΈ‘…‘•Ω½ ΅…䁉”‘•…°‰ΥЁ͑”±₯Ω•Μ)½Έ°…Ή½Ή”‘½Υ‰Ρ́ё…Ё…Ήε½Ή”…Έ΅•ΉΡ₯½Έ‰½±„)₯Έ9₯•Ι₯„έ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ΅•ΉΡ₯½Ή₯Ήœ‘•ΘΉ…΅”ΈM‘”)Ι••₯Ω•΅½Ι”…݅ɑ́₯Έ‘•…Ρ Ρ‘…ΈΝ‘”‘₯₯Έ‘•Θ)±₯™•Ρ₯΅”Έ)Ι•…Ёݽ΅•Έ…Ι”•±•‰Ι…Ρ•ΈQ‘•δ…Ι”)…ΑΑ±…Υ‘•™½ΘΡ‘•₯ȁ½½έ½Ι­ΜΈQ‘”Α•½Α±”)½˜9₯•Ι₯„½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ”ΡΌ•αΑΙ•Ν́ё•₯ȁΙ…Ρ₯ΡΥ‘”)έ‘•Ή•Ω•ΘMΡ•±±„‘…‘•Ω½ ₯́΅•ΉΡ₯½Ή•Έ)Q‘…Ή¬ε½Τ°ΘΈMΡ•±±„‘…‘•Ω½ °™½Θε½ΥȁͅΙ₯™₯”)ΡΌ½ΥȁΉ…Ρ₯½Έ9₯•Ι₯„Έ ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ”ΡΌΙ•ΝЁ₯ΈΑ•…”Έ)5δΑ…ΙΡ₯ΉœΕΥ•ΝΡ₯½ΈΡΌε½ΤΙ•…‘₯Ήœ₯́ё₯Μμέ‘…Π)…Ι”ε½Τ‘½₯ΉœΡΌ΅…­”ε½Υȁ™…΅₯±δ°½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρδ)½ΘΉ…Ρ₯½Έ‰•ΡΡ•ΘόΙ•…Ёݽ΅•Έ±₯Ω”„±₯™”½˜)Ν₯Ή₯™₯…Ή”Έ)™½Υ‘Ё™½Θ₯Π°…ΉΡ‘…Ё΅…­•Μ‘•Θ„Ι•…Ёݽ΅…ΈΈ)έ½΅…ΈΡΌ‰”…‘΅₯Ι•