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3 Values of Honesty

Honesty is a key component in all effective engagement transactions.  In fact, honesty is critical to the entire engagement transaction.  



The ability to engage leads to countless possibilities and opportunities. (Learning, growth, sales, etc.)   In fact, it leads to endless opportunities regardless of whether those opportunities are in the classroom, teacher's lounge, CEO's office, workspace, or on the sales floor. 

Honesty creates opportunity for effective engagement.  Dishonesty will kill it.


So, what is honesty? Most people answer that question with "truthfulness" however, it is much, much, more. 

Honesty moves beyond truthfulness. People can be "truthful" while intentionally omitting important details, events, times, and other critical data. Honesty is maintaining the truth - and - providing the entire story, even when it is uncomfortable. 

Honesty is  safe. Creating a "safe" transaction is critical to effective engagement.  The delivery of "honest information" does not need to be "brutally honest!" How you deliver information is a choice, how it is received by others is out of your control.  Effective engagers chose to maintain a calm disposition, even in the most challenging circumstances.  

Honesty is freedom of deception.  Effective feedback sessions and engaging conversations create a feeling of safety.  When the people you lead or work alongside of know that you can be trusted to tell the entire truth without tricks or gimmicks - you become "safe."  Once that occurs, honest conversations can create meaningful growth.

Be Honest.


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Failing to understand honesty and its overall impact on "what" you do may slow both personal and organizational success and growth.
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