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People 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

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

Unfortunately this inclination to avoid the truth is self-reinforcing. As children we learn that avoiding the truth frequently 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 own authority...and we still worry about getting into trouble.

We show leaders and their teams what it's like to adopt honesty as a liberating, quicker way of getting to the solution, of getting difficult things done.

It doesn't take long before people start to talk about things that they had historically avoided. Small examples of openness in the group grow in frequency annd magnitude.

become more

Others join in. It gets easier to exchange truths. Revelations build trust.

This bestowing of trust is repaid with more honesty around uncomfortable facts and mis-steps...the issues that every business must face at some point.

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 facts, real expectations, 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 few months, that enable groups to evolve naturally together.