Rebekah Campbell – The Surprisingly Large Cost of Telling Small Lies:
“The act of lying plucks you from the present, preventing you from facing what is really going on in your world. Every time you overreport a metric, underreport a cost, are less than honest with a client or a member of your team, you create a false reality and you start living in it.
[…] I know people who seem to have spent their entire careers inflating the truth and then fighting to meet the expectations they have set.”
Excellent post. I’ve always tried to stick to the truth. Partly because I hate it when others are lying to me, and because I’ve experienced the trust-building power of radical openness. “The truth will set you free.”