Have you ever worked with someone that has a title but:
- Struggles to take a clear stand on heated issues, causing them to flip-flop so often – that no one knows where they really stand?
- Manipulates the truth to control the outcome?
Where there is smoke there is usually fire.
- And yet, far too often people stumble over the truth, and then hurry off as if nothing happened.
As I’ve been pondering a specific situation that involves this type of behavior, the election process in the U.S. has provided endless fuel for those thoughts and caused me to seriously question why and how we choose our leaders.
If they look promising but cheat to achieve their results – do we recognize that smoke as a fire signal?
If they say they agree with us on the issues that matter to us but have a pattern of lying – do we listen to their words or base our decisions on their actions?
Is it unrealistic to expect employees, titled leaders and politicians to tell the truth?
Or have we unconsciously decided that it is too hard and too time consuming to invest our time and energy in our search for truth?
I am convinced that once organizational health is properly understood and placed into the right context it will surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage. Really.
~ Patrick Lencioni
Flip Flopping, Half-Truths and Lies may please in the moment…
- But they can’t be maintained.
- “It’s all about me” and “I’m looking out for number one” thinking moves in.
- Silos, politics and turf wars reign.
- Obstacles can’t be identified and eliminated.
- Problems aren’t solved.
- Unresolved issues grow – and will be even harder to repair and heal.
We will always be impacted by what we create and allow.
Want real healing, real solutions and real results in your home, your workplaces and our world?
Mine for truth and shine a light on it!
Want more on this topic?
- 11 Tips for Dealing with Manipulators
- Fix the Problems and not Just the Symptoms
- The Epidemic Risk of Inconsistency
- Your Organization: A reflection of what you create and what you allow
- Is your ego in the way of your success? (Your people might think so)