Although stated in various ways, Mark Twain provided a powerful thought when he said, “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”
Leaders influence small and large groups of people. Their influence is measured by the level of honesty perceived.
When leaders are seen as dishonest, people will not follow.
When leaders are seen as honest, the opposite is true.
Even when it might seem easier to bend the truth, honesty is always the best policy.
The result of this practice has lasting repercussions on our leadership.