Unthinking, Casual Remarks Can Haunt You Forever

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Reading the transcript of Chuck Hagel’s testimony before the Senate in his bid to be the new Secretary of Defense, is a powerful reminder that what you say can come back to haunt you. Especially if you’re a pastor or nonprofit leader, you’re being recorded more than you realize.  All leaders should be reminded to make a rule to be more thoughtful before you blurt out opinions or snarky comments, because as you’ll see below, it’s not comfortable when somebody calls you on it: