Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work
A friend gave one of our staffers at Bovo-Tighe a Zen daily calendar as a New Year’s present, and he shared the quote from January 8, as it clearly resonates with our own emphasis on embedding a mindset that values obtaining and working with “truth” in everything that we do, professionally and personally. Here is the quote:
“To understand truth one must have a very sharp, precise, clear mind; not a cunning mind, but a mind that is capable of looking without any distortion, a mind innocent and vulnerable.”
We believe this, and people who can truly achieve this mindset will be better at managing themselves and relationships with other people, and making sounder decisions because they don’t filter information through filters like prejudices and preconceptions.
And don’t be put off by the “innocent and vulnerable” mind. Take away from that phrase the idea that you must be humble about your own store of knowledge and experience, and always be open to “being proven wrong.”
You as an individual will always be “right” less often than you and your team will be “right” collectively.
If you still struggle with our key concept of “Pursuit of Truth” as a necessary companion to “Communication that Counts” and “Unshakable Trust,” call any of us for a refresher on our Foundations of Excellence development model.
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Happy New Year!