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Nov 14, 2023

It can be a difficult, even scary journey when we set out to accomplish a challenging and noble goal. But that did not stop William Wilberforce, the British politician in the late 1700s and 1800s who fought for years to end the slave trade in his nation.
Wilberforce is the subject of our latest episode of the series within the show STORIES FROM THE BOOK CRUCIBLE LEADERSHIP, Warwick’s Wall Street Journal best-seller. What we unpack in our discussion are the ways in which Wilberforce modeled self-sacrifice – the commitment to a cause greater than ourselves – and in doing so changed the trajectory of humankind.
Trafficking in slaves, and eventually the institution of slavery itself, were ended because Wilberforce cared more about following his convictions than attaining higher office. As Warwick says, “He sacrificed his career, his self-interest, for a higher purpose.”
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