Absolute Honesty Building a Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity

ISBN-10: 0814407811
ISBN-13: 9780814407813
Edition: 2003
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Description: 'Absolute Honesty' demonstrates how readers can maintain an environment in which employees speak their mind without fearing reprisal, & truthfulness & accountability show themselves for what they are: business assets.

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 6/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

'Absolute Honesty' demonstrates how readers can maintain an environment in which employees speak their mind without fearing reprisal, & truthfulness & accountability show themselves for what they are: business assets.

Dr. Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind® series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Bob Phillips, Ph.D., is the author of more than eighty books. He is a licensed counselor and Executive Director for the Pointman Leadership Institute.

Acknowledgments
The Challenge
The Naked Truth
The Kumbaya Syndrome
It Ain't Easy
Cultures of Integrity
Compelling Brands
Competitive Advantages
Productive Workforces
Consistent Leadership
Positive Morale
A Culture of Absolute Honesty
What Is Corporate Culture?
Common Behavior Patterns
Organizational Values and Beliefs
Personal Attitudes and Assumptions
Embarking on the Transformation
The Formula for Effective Change
The Transformation Process
The Six Laws of Absolute Honesty
The Six Laws of Absolute Honesty
Absolute Honesty Law #1: Tell the Truth
Tell the Truth: You Create Trust
Tell the Truth: You Do the Right Thing
Tell the Truth: You Discover It's Rarely as Painful as You Think
Tell the Truth: You Pay a Higher Price for Lying
Tell the Truth: You Get It Behind You
Tell the Truth: You Keep Things Simple
Eight Great Fears of Telling the Truth
Fear Kills the Soul
No Excuse for Abuse
Fear No Truth
Absolute Honesty Law #2: Tackle the Problem
Do Your Homework
Open the Debate
Open Your Ears
Open Your Mouth
Open Your Mind
Close the Deal
Absolute Honesty Law #3: Disagree and Commit
Speak Up and Disagree
What Leaders Can Do to Encourage Disagreement
Stop Whining and Commit
What Leaders Can Do to Encourage Commitment
Creating a Cultural Norm of Disagree and Commit
The Brutal Facts of Greatness
Absolute Honesty Law #4: Welcome the Truth
Defensiveness: The Enemy of Honesty
Reasons for Defensiveness
Moving from "Attack and Defend" to "Discuss and Solve"
Minimizing Defensiveness in Others
Removing the Great Wall
Absolute Honesty Law #5: Reward the Messenger
Blatant Retribution
Intentional but Subtle Retribution
Unintentional Retribution
Disconfirming Messages
Perception Can Be Reality
Sleazy, Wacko, Bizarre Management Practices
Manager's Code of Conduct
Truth on a Napkin
Absolute Honesty Law #6: Build a Platform of Integrity
Focus on What's Important
It Starts with Leadership
Leadership Obsession = Organizational Infection
Create a Platform of Integrity
Build Your Platform on Ethical Tenets
Noninstrumental Ethics
Why Noninstrumental Ethics?
Establish an Ethical Foundation
Applying the Five Tenets to Up-Selling
No Easy Answers
Create and Stick to a Platform of Integrity
Base Your Platform of Integrity on Solid Ethics
Live by Your Platform of Integrity
Developing the Tenets and the Platform
Ethics and Profitability
Toward an Ethical Culture
Where Do We Go from Here?
Building an Ethical Infrastructure
Leadership
Philosophy
Communication
Training
Rewards and Consequences
Small Businesses Too
Don't Forget Good Judgment
No Guarantee, but ...
Key Points to Help Your Implementation Efforts
The Naked Truth
A Culture of Absolute Honesty
Tell the Truth
Tackle the Problem
Disagree and Commit
Welcome the Truth
Reward the Messenger
Build a Platform of Integrity
Notes
Index

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