Many research conducted on what employees seek in a potential leader has shown time and time again that they all want a leader that is honest. We all want to work with honest individuals. Honesty breeds trust and integrity in a person. We want a leader who will be honest with their qualities as well as their shortcomings. Honesty is the foundation of all personal relationships. It is evident all around us. I need to trust my manager, they need to trust us subordinates. Children need to trust their parents and likewise. Friends need to trust each other or else friendship will diminish. Most importantly, in the world of sales, customers need to trust the person who is recommending or suggesting a product, goods or service.
Honesty breeds trust between individuals and that leads to a foundation of integrity.Any relationship relies on these fundamental qualities to survive and prosper. This is what we strive for, a win-win outcome for both parties involved. A win-lose outcome might gain you something once but will no longer lead to a second referral or ‘sale’ since they have already detected your deceptive actions.
Honesty is the foundation of our personal and professional life. This foundation needs to be built from the beginning which will inevitably facilitate your future influences and successes