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The Great Enemy of Truth… A Bite-Size Project Management Thought

‘For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.’

John F Kennedy
Yale University Commencement: June 11, 1962

John F Kennedy also said:

‘No matter how big the lie, repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.’

The Great Enemy of the Truth

The project management lesson I take from Kennedy’s ‘Great enemy of the truth’ quotation is simple. It’s the importance of communicating plentifully and openly.

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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