Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Knowing our Strengths and Weaknesses

Several years ago in the US state of Massachusetts, a number of people were running for the post of State Auditor. At a meeting the public were able to hear the speeches given by the various contenders.

Mr. Thomas Buckley was one of the candidates and his speech was said to have consisted of only seven words:

“I am an auditor not an orator.”

With this speech, Thomas Buckley won the election.

It is important that we know our gifts. It is equally important that we know our limitations.

Geoff Pound

Image: Some of the auditor’s tools.