There Can Be No Power Without Mystery


In his famous quote, Charles de Gaulle emphasized the importance of mystery in both leadership and life. Indeed, there is something intriguing about those who remain stoic in the face of adversity or who always seem to have a "knowing" look in their eyes. This air of mystery can help to capture attention and establish authority. In many ways, it is the silence of a strong person that is most powerful—it speaks volumes without saying a word. For the weak, silence can be a refuge; it allows them to avoid difficult conversations and tough decisions. And for both the proud and the humble, silence is a way to maintain modesty. Ultimately, mystery is a tool that can be used wisely or foolishly. As de Gaulle suggests, it can be a source of strength or a sign of weakness. It all depends on how it is wielded.

By Dean Miles

Keywords: Business Continuity, Mental Health, Startups

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