“Trust is like a strong tower built stone by stone. But no matter how tall it is, and how strong it appears, it will collapse when stones are removed from the base by lies and deception.” – Michael Josephson
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson
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:
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.
It is hard to believe how little progress we have made since Rodney King to create positive, trusting police-community relations. Despite mountains of reports, new rules, policies and training materials accompanied by sincere rhetoric, the likelihood of explosive incidents like the current ones in Ferguson Missouri and New York City seems as great or greater than it was in the …
I’ve never worked with a corporation that did not talk about the importance of trust as a critical component of a critical business asset – reputation. Yet I’ve worked with quite a few folks who failed to see the inevitable connection between outright lies and more subtle forms of deception and credibility, the basis of trust. Lots of people wend …