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A friend used these words in a recent conversation describing a former boss of his.
I knew of that boss, from some distance. He had a position of significance in his organization and industry. Sadly, from my observations, my pal’s observation carried validity.
Is there a more incriminating description of a person?
You can be “mostly” a lot of things. Mostly on time. Mostly calm. Mostly a good interviewer.
But you are either honest or you are not. When others suspect your honesty, each word you say is therefore suspect. “Is THAT PARTICULAR statement one of the true or false ones?” Trust is destroyed.
Protect your honesty, as if it was pure gold.
Because it is.