Integrity, vision, strategy, and results matter. In the last couple of years we have seen a lot of people trying to go along with whatever the herd is doing; seeking safety in the crowd. Unfortunately greatness, success, prosperity, peace, excellence and the actual security these deliver are not found in the crowd, they are found in the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8 NLT
Discovering the actual facts of a situation can be the entire difference between a successful strategy and a failed plan. The problem with misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda is not so much that they may disagree with my opinions, beliefs, and values, it is that they may cause me to form opinions, beliefs, and values that are not founded in fact, truth, and reality. And when opinions, beliefs, and values are not reflections of actuality, they cause decision making that is flawed, damaging, and harmful because it delivers every manner of bad results in any number of ways.
When I consider a government, a corporation, or any leader that is willing to communicate talking points based on the action they want their citizens, employees, or followers to take, rather than the truthfulness and accuracy of the statements they are making, the likelihood of failure, defeat, and ultimately bad results is truly breathtaking.
The fact is, YOU NEVER HAVE TO LIE ON BEHALF OF THE TRUTH and leaders who make this Faustian bargain are NOT protecting, defending, or investing in the best interests of the people they serve.
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