By Larry Johnson, Bob Phillips
WorldCom. Enron. Tyco. stunning accusations of dishonesty and silent complicity have ruled headlines lately, and price the yank economic climate trillions of bucks. basically, dishonesty doesn't pay.
Drawing from those tales, in addition to from extra optimistic ones, Absolute Honesty exhibits find out how to identify and preserve a tradition the place sincere conversation is the norm, and staff can converse brazenly with no worry of retribution. The ebook illustrates the influence that truthfulness and responsibility could have on enterprises, attacking one of these passivity that permits little lies to develop into gigantic failures.
Structured round the Six legislation of Absolute Honesty, this insightful ebook is going past easily extolling the virtues of ethics to supply a template managers can use to take care of an atmosphere of fit debate. It additionally encompasses a toolbox of thoughts an individual can follow to enhance his or her skill to confront and get to the bottom of tricky concerns.
Companies can gain large merits from cultivating an environment of belief. Absolute Honesty is a vital, well timed publication that gives readers with the instruments and techniques to set up a tradition within which communique prospers and effects converse for themselves.
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If he always apologized, or said he was wrong, even when he believed he was right, Tom knew his graciousness would be perceived as weakness. ’’ In the final analysis, employee behavior reflects company values, but managerial behavior creates those values. In other words, it’s what you do to model, reinforce, and reward open communication and healthy debate that really counts. S. Army In 1989, General Electric CEO Jack Welch created an organizational practice he called Work-Out. Consisting of mandatory monthly meetings between groups of employees and managers, the program provided an open forum where employees could discuss problems, inefficiencies, and ineffective practices with their managers.
A C U LT U R E O F A B S O L U T E H O N E S T Y The ensuing discussion adheres to a firm set of ground rules: ᭡ There is to be absolute honesty. ᭡ There is no finger pointing or blaming. ᭡ Discussions stay in-house with no tattling to bosses. ᭡ Mistakes admitted to or uncovered during AARs cannot be held against a soldier later. As you can imagine, once soldiers see that these ground rules will not be violated—that it truly is okay to ‘‘tell it like they see it’’—a wealth of valuable information emerges.
What actually happened? ᭡ Why did it happen? ᭡ What are we going to do next time? A C U LT U R E O F A B S O L U T E H O N E S T Y The ensuing discussion adheres to a firm set of ground rules: ᭡ There is to be absolute honesty. ᭡ There is no finger pointing or blaming. ᭡ Discussions stay in-house with no tattling to bosses. ᭡ Mistakes admitted to or uncovered during AARs cannot be held against a soldier later. As you can imagine, once soldiers see that these ground rules will not be violated—that it truly is okay to ‘‘tell it like they see it’’—a wealth of valuable information emerges.
Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity by Larry Johnson, Bob Phillips