Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sometimes, Honest Is Easier

This culture fosters such a temptation to speak in absolutes and dualities, right now, about things we in no way can be certain about. I get the need for presentation. Really do. On the flip side, you have to respect your audience enough to know that they have enough common sense (and access to Google) to tell the difference.

In these cases honesty may be harder to communicate. Leaders want to appear assured and confident. But you don't have to spend any of your future defending things you never truly stood behind or even understood in the first place. Just think about the future downside too. There's no need to spend effort dodging things in the future if you addressed them in a more appropriate manner early on.