Leading With Masonic Values – Truth

Truth, the last of Masonry’s three great tenets, is described as a divine attribute and the foundation of every virtue. The first lesson we are taught in Masonry is to be good men and true.

The ritual goes on to say,

Hence, while influenced by this principle, hypocrisy and deceit are unknown among us, sincerity and plain dealing distinguish us, and the heart and tongue join in promoting each other’s welfare and rejoicing in each other’s prosperity.

Wow! I don’t know about you but these statements about truth really just speak for themselves. Could you think of no better way to be regarded as a leader than one who is straightforward and trustful, sincere and evenhanded, is continually seeking to improve his followers, is concerned for their welfare, and considers the organization successful only when the followers are successful?

This Masonic tenet, when practiced as a leader, will establish a very strong character.

In Dr. John Maxwell’s The Law of Solid Ground, we learn that a strong character leads to trust, which is the foundation of leadership.

So, leading with the Masonic value of truth will allow you to become a respected leader and a better mason.

As we assume leadership roles in the fraternity, we must govern with the principles that make us all the same.

The title bestowed by the fraternity should only remind us that, as leaders, we should model the virtues of Masonry as an example for others to follow.

Truth is Masonry, and Masonry is truth.

Have a Great Masonic Day!



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