Can you go through life and never tell a lie?
Honesty is the best policy. But it's a policy -- not an unbreakable rule.1
If most of us weren't honest most of the time, social life would be impossible. Nobody would ever believe anyone else. We couldn't cooperate, have relationships, or depend on anyone for anything.
When people have deceived or manipulated us, it's difficult to forgive them.
I've worked for some terrific bosses over the years. One of them is Jim Grey, whose luck with his own bosses hasn't been quite as good as mine.
Jim recently ran into a bad one, and he's ...
Eavesdropping isn't exactly a sin, but it's certainly impolite.
And yet I couldn't help it. Much.
I was getting some coffee in the break room. Outside, in the hallway, God was having an argument with the Devil.
I tried not to listen. But God has that deep, booming voice that kind of commands your attention. If you doubt me, just ...
A while back, I worked for a tech company where I reported to the company's CEO.
The main thing I learned was never to take a job at a company founded and run by a business-school professor.
The other thing I learned was that in the wrong hands, veto power can cause a lot ...
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