Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The wisdom of Harold Macmillan

"A man who trusts nobody
                  is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts."
Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)
British statesman, Prime Minister 1957-63

He was the last Prime Minister who had been born during the reign of Queen Victoria. Macmillan was a pragmatic Tory who had a fairly successful run at the helm of the British government.

His point of view is a sober reminder of the fragile basis of trust and the powerful need to develop it AND earn it.

Obviously, he wasn't talking about blind trust or careless trust...

Who do you trust, really? Try looking in the mirror when you answer….

No comments:

Post a Comment