Thursday, 13 June 2013

The truth that sets you free

A real gem from my favourite management guru, Stephen Covey. I know some people are really nervous about the "unspiritual" input of someone like Covey, but in fact he brings a great deal of wisdom that we would do well to affirm.

"From the cowardice that is afraid of new truth, from the laziness that is content with half-truth and from the arrogance that thinks it has all truth, O God of truth deliver us" Stephen Covey

We are so often afraid to look objectively at issues because we are afraid that it will lead us to the position where we discover that we have not got it right all these years - and that will challenge our security in the old way of doing things. We will be content with half truth because it is such hard work to think things through, and we often end up coming to the position where the truth is really quite subtle, and hard work to implement. And we can often be arrogant enough to act as if we know and no one else does.

Covey is quite right to invite us to call on the God who is truth to deliver us from all these.

After all it is the truth that sets us free.

Interesting that this is written by a Mormon