Get a double dose of smarts and irreverence on today’s episode with leadership expert, prolific author, two-time TEDx speaker, and co-founder of Navalent Consulting, Ron Carucci! The timing on his soon to be released book, To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose, couldn’t be better. The essence is that, more than ever, today’s leaders need to say the right thing, do the right thing, and say/do them for the right reasons. Backed by 15 years of research, Ron explains that four factors set the conditions for people’s behaviors, and when done well, the organization is 16 times more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good:


  1. Clear identity
  2. Dignified and fair accountability
  3. Transparent governance
  4. Healthy cross-functional relationships


In contrast, when these factors are absent or ineffective, noxious organizational conditions such as institutionalized duplicity, lack of dignity and fairness, and silo formation often compel employees to choose dishonesty and self-interest, or “ethical fungus” in Ron-speak (Enron or WorldCom anyone?!). You’ll also enjoy our discussions around pulling the proverbial weeds to maintain high performing teams, creating belonging through simple acts, and saying ‘I love you’ in professional contexts.

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