That's a compelling question worth exploring. I once read that on average we tell about 26 lies a day. That's a lot of lying. But as leaders, don't we rely on our people to tell the truth? Aren't they (and our customers, and our families!) relying on US to tell the truth?
What if it's not exactly our fault? What if we can dramatically reverse the amount of lies we tell by adding a bit of mindfulness?
I like this video. It involves behavioral science and while it would be nice to have even more research on this, I do find the evidence compelling that very often we lie unconsciously. Watch the video and see what you think.
What opportunities can you think of where you work to wake-up the moral foundation in your people? How can you remind people that you are counting on the truth?
High performance leaders must communicate for results. That means finding, and delivering, the truth. How can you hold yourself and others accountable for the truth today?
-- Doug Smith