In business and in our personal lives we seek people we can trust. Dishonesty, particularly lying, is the most prominent way to prevent or destroy trust. Here are 12 don’t-forget rules about lying:
Most people lie at sometimes. lots of people lie lots of times. The liar always has a good reason. Lies are generally meant to
1. Honesty may not always pay, but lying always costs. 2. Trust is a tower, built stone by stone, lies take stones from the bottom.
Reputation, trust and credibility are assets no organization can afford to lose and the surest way to lose them is to lie. Honesty may not always pay, but lying always costs.
Honesty is the bedrock of trust and trustworthiness. The moral command to be honest requires us to speak and act only in ways that engender and justify trust. That seems simple enough. But honesty is a broader concept than some realize. An honest person tells the truth, is sincere, doesn’t deceive, mislead, act devious or tricky, doesn’t betray a trust, …