Speak Truth To Power To speak the truth to someone in authority in spite of the possible negative consequences

The phrase “Speak truth to power” means speaking what you believe to be true to someone in authority who might take it as a criticism or be offended and who has the power to punish you in some way. The phrase was coined by the Quakers during in the mid-1950s. It was a call for … Continue reading Speak Truth To Power To speak the truth to someone in authority in spite of the possible negative consequences

Speak up

Engrained in many cultures, especially Asian ones, is a profound deference to authority. We are taught to respect and obey our parents, our elders, our teachers and others in authority. I have been in situations where I have felt that people would rather die than speak up. We need to create a “speak up” culture … Continue reading Speak up