Lucy Kellaway, writing in the Financial Times, says one key to being a successful chief executive is learning to lie. It is important to your success to learn to bear false witness in at least four areas. Never admit you are not enjoying your work. Never say you don’t like someone in your organization. Don’t bad mouth the company, and never tell anyone you are unsure about something. She concludes by saying “The “simple truth” is that a chief executive can only be honest up to a point. The CEO’s chair just isn’t suited for those too addicted to saying what they really think.”
Besides the commandment to not bear false witness Paul tells us that part of the Christian life is to speak the truth in Love. —Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
Ephesians 4:15 (HCSB) “But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head —Christ.”