Pearl of Wisdom

I was meeting him to discuss the development of an up-and-coming colleague.  My first impression came from an immaculate desk, an unassuming tan sweater and a piercing gaze.   

Multiple stretch assignments have schooled him and earned him a senior executive role at a Baldridge Award-winning company. People respect him and fear him just a little because he is a wicked-smart man of few words.

We were almost finished with our conversation when his eyes lit up and he smiled, remembering ‘the best advice I ever received’.  I sat back, preparing to take in a pearl of wisdom. 

“If you don’t know, say you don’t know.”  


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