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Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture That Values by Larry Johnson, Bob Phillips

By Larry Johnson, Bob Phillips

WorldCom. Enron. Tyco. stunning accusations of dishonesty and silent complicity have ruled headlines lately, and value the yankee economic climate trillions of bucks. basically, dishonesty doesn't pay.
Drawing from those tales, in addition to from extra confident ones, Absolute Honesty exhibits how one can determine and keep a tradition the place sincere conversation is the norm, and staff can communicate overtly with out worry of retribution. The ebook illustrates the influence that truthfulness and responsibility could have on enterprises, attacking one of these passivity that enables little lies to develop into substantial mess ups.
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 keep up an atmosphere of fit debate. It additionally encompasses a toolbox of ideas someone can practice to enhance his or her skill to confront and get to the bottom of tough concerns.
Companies can acquire large advantages from cultivating an environment of belief. Absolute Honesty is a crucial, well timed publication that gives readers with the instruments and methods to set up a tradition within which verbal exchange prospers and effects converse for themselves.

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How often does it happen in an organization that, for one reason or another, no one tells the manager what the manager needs to know and, as a result, the manager or the company blunders into a disaster? Perhaps an account manager spots serious flaws in a marketing strategy but, because she’s new in the position, feels timid about speaking up. Maybe someone from the management team has a bad feeling about entering into a risky business deal but says nothing because everyone else is so gung ho about it.

In the following chapters, we guide you through the process and give you handy tools to help you along the way, but for now, here are some ground rules to get you running: ᭡ Create and publish a set of conduct guidelines and ethical standards that are clear to everyone and are practiced rigorously by you and your management team. ᭡ When hiring new people, consider assertiveness and a willingness to speak up as positive attributes. We’re not suggesting that you make outspokenness a major hiring criterion or seek only to hire appli- A C U LT U R E O F A B S O L U T E H O N E S T Y cants who emulate Johnny Cochran with an ‘‘in-your-face’’ verbal confrontation style.

Chapter 2 shows you how to set the right tone and direction so that your organization stays out of trouble and prospers by doing the right things for the right reasons. Chapters 3 through 8 describe the Six Laws of Absolute Honesty, laws that, when practiced by everyone in the organization, serve to make this culture a reality. Chapter 9 explains how to create an infrastructure that encourages integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior. Chapter 10 provides a review of the book so you can quickly reference the key points covered.

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