October 2, 2023

Honesty is Everything

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” – Proverbs 12:19 The most important trait that distinguishes a true leader is integrity. In fact, I don’t think there is a more treasured or valued quality in today’s world than being transparently authentic. Nothing cultivates serenity of heart and mind like being honest, both with ourselves and with others. There is a reward for truthfulness that far outweighs the temporary discomfort of having to speak openly in tough or awkward situations.  Have you ever worked for someone who was not straightforward? I know I have, and it was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life. Nobody wants to follow a person who’s secretive and can’t be trusted. In fact, it can be almost maddening when you’re not certain that the one who’s leading you is being forthright about how you’re doing or where you’re going.

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