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

Featured Guest: Ron Carucci

Honesty is more than a character trait: it’s a muscle that has to be built to stay strong; honesty can be learned. Truth, justice, and purpose are “three sides of the same coin.” Together, they mean honesty – to have honesty, you need all three; honesty means you have to say the right thing, do the right thing, and say and do them for the right reason…even when it’s hard. Based on a 15-year longitudinal study of more than 3,200 leaders, we can now prove under what conditions people will tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good…and under what conditions they will lie, cheat, and serve their own interests. Ron Carrucci joins the show to discuss his book, To Be Honest. It is a book about heroes – the honest leaders and thinkers we should all want to emulate. Honest organizations out-perform, out-compete, and out-attract top talent by substantial multipliers.


Ron Carucci

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Board Leadership, Global Leadership, Leadership Development, Leading with Care, Organizational Transformation, Team Effectiveness


Honest organizations, Honest leaders, Truth, Justice, Character trait, Honesty