In jury selection, the prosecution and defense ask tough questions not because they want to embarrass people. They simply want to find 12 jurors best suited for the case. And so it goes in GRC consulting. We must ask difficult questions of our clients and ourselves. We must speak the truth in our answers. And we must be willing to accept the truth (even the hard truth) from our colleagues. That’s how we bring value to our engagements and continue to improve ourselves.
As I typically do when obsession strikes me, I began Googling Churchill to learn more. My search led me to “50 Sir Winston Churchill Quotes to Live By,” published by BBC America. It’s a goldmine of insight for our personal and professional lives. Here are a few of the quotes that struck me as particularly relevant for us “working-folk.”