Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?
We are continually hunting for new ways to explain why the Pursuit of Truth is such a critical mindset for the leader who truly engages his or her peers, bosses and team members to perform at a sustainably high level. Here are a few that we have seen over the last month:
“The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.”
~ Simone Weil
If you believe you know more than those around you, you simply haven’t yet been proven wrong! Believing you know better is not self-confident, it is foolhardy.
“ One must become as humble as the dust before he can discover truth. ”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
An arrogant leader walls him or herself off from new ideas that might challenge what they believe. That is a threat to their all-knowing self-image. A true leader does not build his self-worth on what they already know, but what they seek to know!
“The ultimate umpire of all things in life is – FACT!”
~ Agnes C. Laut
Hewing to accepted beliefs without challenging them is unproductive, and the marketplace will teach you the hard way about the truth, unless you seek it actively and get there first!
What quotes have given you the inspiration to lead better by truly pursing the truth in each situation?