Funny thing about “religious debates” over work place issues and approaches

Why do we get angry about what we believe? Because we do not really believe it.  Or else what we pretend to be defending as the “truth” is really our own self esteem”.  Thomas Merton

I thought this succinctly captured the truth about a lot of work interactions.  Whether we are debating a technology approach or the root cause of a problem there is always a danger in making the discussion about being right  and losing sight of what is actually true.  Even when we have the data, the way we organize and present the data determines the story we tell. Are we sure we are telling the truth?

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Principal of Bowline Consulting, process designer/fixer, wireless telecom veteran, addicted pick up soccer player, fly fisher, backpacker, beer brewer, guitar player, choir singer, recovering bag piper

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