Leadership on Truth

I once had a conversation with a manager that described a conversation that he had just had with an employee. He described his "ability to embellish the truth" as a professional asset. I asked him the following question: "When you embellish, when do you know the truth has ended that the fabrication begins?" He didn't answer for a quite sometime and then decided to "Plead the Fifth".

Each of us has a duty to be truthful in business whether with our co-workers or our customers. Deception, for any purpose, lowers the bar on the high standards that need to be kept as a part of our business culture and environment. There is no future in deceiving our clients. It is always our responsibility to be a strong and unbending advocate of the truth.


“Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.” - Albert Schweitzer

“When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” - Walt Whitman

“Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” - Arthur Conan Coyle




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