To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose
A Book by Ron A. Carucci
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Under what conditions will your colleagues and employees tell the truth, behave fairly and act with purpose at work?
(and when will they lie, cheat and be selfish?)
Based on a 15-year longitudinal study, To Be Honest explains how four factors (clear identity, accountability, governance and cross-functional relationships) affect honesty, justice and purpose within a company
When these factors are absent or ineffective, the organizational conditions compel employees to choose dishonesty and self-interest.
But when done well, the organization is 16x more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly and serve the greater good.
To Be Honest shares the stories of leaders who have acted with purpose, honesty, and justice even when it was difficult to do so – including in-depth interviews with CEOs and senior executives from companies like Patagonia, Cabot Creamery, Microsoft, Best Buy and many more.
Filled with real-life examples, To Be Honest offers actionable steps, practical tools and approaches that any leader or manager can use to create a successful culture of purpose, honesty and justice.
Why Are Truth, Justice and Purpose More Important than Ever?
Who is To Be Honest For?
Moments Of Truth
Learn what it takes to develop your courage and voice at your workplace, and what creates workplaces that are more filled with purpose and meaning. How do we address purposelessness, anxiety, ambivalence, and futility when we work? By growing our abilities and skills to speak truth, seek justice, and create and fulfill a sense of purpose, we can make our workplaces into spaces where we live our values.
Many of the most highly successful companies have found that success and profitability is tied to being purpose-driven places where employees can thrive with honesty, fairness, and transparency. Companies struggling with these often get a rude awakening or find themselves under duress. Learn how companies can start to see when significant change is needed, and begin to take the needed steps to better bridge stated company values with actual company behaviors.
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A Message From the Author
❝We humans come hardwired with a deep-seated need to matter. We want to know that our existence has significance. But when that need goes unmet, we default to indulging the counterfeit version of that need: to look like we matter.
Looking smart, put together, competent, and “good” to others becomes the need we pander to when the former isn’t satisfied. And when you confuse one for the other, compromise becomes all too easy, and you have stepped onto a slippery slope.
And what happens when we don’t back away from the slope? We slip…❞
Ron A. Carucci
Navalent is an executive coaching and consulting company – with a 30-year track record helping some of the world’s most successful leaders tackle challenges of organizational design, strategy and leadership.
Their clients include McDonald’s Corporation, Starbucks, Microsoft, Cadbury, Edward Jones Investments, Abbvie, Lamb Weston, Citibank, Del Monte Foods, Johnson & Johnson, ADP, the CIA – and many more.
To date Navalent has helped executives at over 100 companies, in 25 different countries, and on 4 different continents.