Truth, Lies, and The Future of Your Organization

What happens when your executives lie?

What happens when your mid-level leaders lie?

What happens when your employees lie?

Fear and doubt corrupt your organizational foundation and weaken your future.

“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.

Employee morale tanks.

Customer service sinks.

Financial performance struggles.

Organizational growth stalls and then declines.

Truth is the foundation of trust.  >  Trust is the foundation of safety.  

>  Safety fosters teamwork and changes the focus from “me” to “we”.  

>  Teamwork creates synergy.  

>  Synergy is contagious and ignites high performance.


Looking to grow your organization?  Then ask:  How does our organization eliminate lies and reward truth? 

Do you know an organization that does that well?  Please tell us about it in the comments below!  


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President, Giana Consulting

Chery Gegelman is an adventurer that loves to learn. ...Deep conversations, books, travel, and daily living are all food for growth.

As a speaker, facilitator and workshop leader she creates energizing environments that reflect God's grace, tear down walls, help people to consider new perspectives, and inspire change.

Chery is the Founder of Giana Consulting and Conversation Safari's, listed as a Great Leadership Speaker by Inc., writes a recognized leadership blog and has co-authored two leadership books.

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5 thoughts on “Truth, Lies, and The Future of Your Organization

  1. You asked such a simple question – do I know any orgs that eliminate lies and reward the truth well? … the sad truth is that I didn’t have one pop immediately to mind. I wish I had a long list that I needed to count on fingers and toes!

    As I rolled back in my mental rolodex of companies and experiences, I think that there were pockets that led with trust, integrity and the truth at Andersen Consulting (I worked there AGES ago). Even when the truth was hard for them to hear, or inconvenient, they stood with the truth. I hope that legacy continues as a vein through the organization to this day.

    • Alli, As discouraging as your first statement is. I find great hope in knowing that some organizations hear the truth even when it is difficult and then stand there! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Truth is the basis for all relationships and any respectable organization.

    I am working with one company now that is fighting for a more transparent workplace. It is very frustrating because information flow is constantly blocked and many stakeholders are being excluded. It does lead to deceit and low morale.

    Powerful post, Chery!