What quality/trait does "Possibility of Evil" reveal as important for a leader to have or not to have?

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Ah, great question.

Shirley Jackson's great short story reveals several related traits or qualities that it is important to have.

The first of these is that a leader should be aware of the consequences of his or her actions. Miss Strangeworth lacks this quality. She thinks that her actions are well-meant. She thinks she's helping the people in her town, or at least trying to. However, look at what happens when she interacts with the Cranes. Her well-intended advice...

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