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

You may have come across the expression “speak truth to power” and wondered quite what it meant, and it’s origin. The Quakers coined the phrase during in the mid-1950s. It was a call for the United States to stand firm against fascism and other forms of totalitarianism. But it means something different these days. It … Continue reading Speak Truth To Power * To speak the truth to someone in authority in spite of the possible negative consequences

Gaining and losing face ** The fear of losing face is a significant barrier to open conversation in many cultures

To lose face is an idiom that broadly means to lose the respect of others; to be humiliated or experience public disgrace. The fear of losing face or the need to give face is a significant barrier to open conversation and decision making, especially in Asian cultures. Resources Article: Gaining and Losing Face in China Article: The “Cult” of … Continue reading Gaining and losing face ** The fear of losing face is a significant barrier to open conversation in many cultures