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Telling the truth is brave and difficult

by: Sabrina Clarke

I was reflecting on speaking the truth as a leader. Sometimes simply telling the truth is brave and sometimes very difficult. Speaking up can range from talking about social injustices, pay practices, or in a meeting when you are the lone dissenting voice. 

Being comfortable with the uncomfortable is a leadership quality that not everyone can adapt. In Luvvie's Ted Talk, she provides three simple questions to ask yourself when speaking thoughtful truths.

Did you mean it?

Can you defend it?

Did you say it with love?

Simple but profound. It only takes one domino to fall to create a movement.

"Telling thoughtful truths should not be a revolutionary act" Luvvie Ajayi Jones.