Candor Killers

Bennis, Warren; Goleman, Dan; O'Toole, James
September 2008
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Sep2008, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p6
The article offers information on the countervailing forces that tend to stymie candor and transparency in an organization. One force is the habit of leaders to hoard or mishandle information. There are also structure or system impediments that block information flow and bungle decision making. Also, the perception of many that leaders are demigods deters followers from telling those leaders essential but awkward truths.


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