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On this week’s Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment, John O’Leary shares how a leader taught him to handle an insult.

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“Were you born stupid? Or have you just become stupid over time?”

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As a 20-year old college finance major, I had an amazing opportunity to work at a world-class financial service firm. When a successful adviser called asking me, “were you born stupid? Or have you just become stupid over time?” I was startled.

Although the conversation rattled me as an intern, the reason I am rehashing the story is less about my hurt feelings or someone’s assessment of my intelligence, and much more about my manager Don Embree’s response and what it means for all of us today.

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