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

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

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Overview

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 despite even when it was difficult to do so. In-depth interviews with CEOs and senior executives from exemplar companies such as Patagonia, Cabot Creamery, Microsoft and others reveal what it takes to build purpose-driven companies of honesty and justice. Interviews with thought leaders like Jonathan Haidt, Amy Edmondson, Dan Ariely and James Detert offer rich insights on how leaders can become more honest and purposeful. You'll learn how Hubert Joly took Best Buy from a company on the brink of bankruptcy to one that is profitable, thriving and purposeful.

Filled with real-life examples, To Be Honest offers actionable steps, practical tools and approaches that any leader or manager can use to create a culture of purpose, honesty and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781398600669
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/25/2021
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 876,129
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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 Seattle, Washington. 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.

Table of Contents

** Chapter - 00:: Foreword; ** Chapter - 01:: Introduction; * Section - ONE:: Honesty in Strategic Identity--A Shared Purpose Worth Serving; ** Chapter - 02:: Be Who You Say You Are; ** Chapter - 03:: Connect "My Purpose" with "Our Purpose"; * Section - TWO:: Justice in Accountability--Knowing How Contributions Matter; ** Chapter - 04:: Embrace Meritocracy; ** Chapter - 05:: Equip People to Succeed and Fail; * Section - THREE:: Transparency in Governance--Decisions I Can Trust and Be Trusted With; ** Chapter - 06:: Decision Making Must Be Clear; ** Chapter - 07:: Turn Meetings into a Spirited Fight; * Section - FOUR:: Unity Between Groups--Connecting to Our Bigger Story; ** Chapter - 08:: Connect People to a Larger, Shared Story; ** Chapter - 09:: Turn Your Adversaries into Allies; ** Chapter - 10:: Epilogue: We Were Born to be Honest, Just and Purposeful

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