A Leadership Lesson From Voltaire

Voltaire. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position.Dead philosophers most of us no longer study have some worthwhile things to teach us. Voltaire is certainly NOT a philosopher to whom I regularly (or even occasionally) turn. Voltaire was militantly against the Christian faith. So keep that in mind as you read any of his thoughts.

That does not mean we can't learn from Voltaire. "Even a blind squirrel stumbles across a nut once in a while." Even an atheistic philosopher can stumble across insights and worthwhile perspectives. Here is one that I think worth remembering as a leader.

"Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position.
But certainty is an absurd one."

Here are three reasons why I think Voltaire makes a good case for living with uncertainty:

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