What the aim of an argument (should be)

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. — Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French Philosopher

Unlike the graphic above … I don’t think we should wait until there is an emergency to start exploring the truth.  This brings to mind all that Jim Collins learned about how companies that made the leap from “Good to Great” have developed the ability to confront the “Brutally Honest Facts”.   He said of these companies that essentially they weren’t afraid to discuss or even argue about the hard things…but the aim wasn’t blame… the aim was progress… the aim was to discover the truth.  The truth about the problem, the truth about the solution and the truth about what was needed to achieve it.

Some short wonderful audio clips of Jim Collins discussing this principle and many more  are available for FREE… click here! 

Kirk Out

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