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We want
to be honest

We all find
good reasons
not to be

Good reason 31
To not look stupid
Good reason #99
To avoid responsibility
Good reason #17
To duck an awkward situation
Good reason #62
To avoid humiliation
Good reason #1
To protect my job
Good reason #47
To keep the peace
Good reason #47
To please someone
Good reason #47
To look competent

. . . all good, logical reasons to avoid honesty.

Unfortunately this inclination to avoid the truth is self-reinforcing. As children we learn that avoiding the truth saves trouble (Did you break that?... Nope).

Fast forward to adulthood.

As we grow up we often fail to notice that we have grown in stature and that we have a voice with more authority...and yet we still worry about getting into trouble.

Here's where we come in. We show leaders and their teams what it's like to adopt honesty as a quicker way of getting to the solution, a shortcut to getting difficult things done.

What we do works quickly and it doesn't take long before our clients start to talk about things that they had historically avoided.

Soon, small examples of openness in the group grow in frequency and magnitude.


It gets easier and easier
to exchange truths. Revelations build trust.

This bestowing of trust is repaid with more honesty around problems and mis-steps...the issues that every business (and we as individuals) must face at many points.

In time, groups of people who have got used to saying it as it is, in front of one another, find that they have built a way of working together based on reality and trust: real numbers, real feelings, real expectations and credible solutions.

We help
honesty to
take root

Our job is to create opportunities for leaders and teams to explore honesty within their professional environment. We facilitate straightforward, stepped change projects, typically over a number of months, that enable groups, large and small, to evolve naturally together.

We also work individually with execs. as they explore their own, more honest, ways of talking, leading and managing.