To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose


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Under what conditions will people tell the truth, behave fairly and act with purpose at work? And when will they lie, cheat and be selfish? Based on 15 years of research, 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 16 times more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly and serve a 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. 

About the Author 

Ron Carucci has a 30-year track record helping CEOs and executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership in 25 countries at more than 100 companies. He is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut. He serves on the advisory board of Ethical Systems at New York University, previously served as associate professor of organizational behavior at Fordham University Graduate School and adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a sought-after speaker, a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and author/co-author of eight books.
AuthorRon Carucci
Published Year2021
Page Count288
PublisherKogan Page
FormatPaperback
SKU9781398600669-AMZ
ISBN9781398600669