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I have written here about honesty, and more particularly, about me being an honest person. It is part of my essence. It is who I am, almost like a personal brand. My brand promise, which is part of my underlying core values of integrity, authenticity and courage, is that I will always be honest. Without fail, and to the best of my ability. But what I have recently realised is that people need to earn my honesty. Like trust, it is not something I should give away freely or without thought. I’m not saying that I should lie. That is

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I had a conversation with a colleague at work today about the leadership and management in my current workplace. To cut a long story short, she admitted that she “hid” the inadequacies of her manager from others in the workplace. She did this because she was concerned about the perceptions others had of him, and the damage these perceptions could have caused to the unit he managed, which was new and had yet to make its mark. While I understand her motives (it’s primarily about her career and sustaining her role in the organisation and continuing to do work she

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