Mr. and Mrs. Smith were excited about their plans for a weekend getaway following what seemed like one of the longest weeks of the year. The bags were packed and by the door as they waited for the car service to pick them up.
They were completely unaware that the cat was perched just outside the front door. As their ride approached they grabbed their bags to head to the curb.
Just as they opened the door the cat jumped inside. Mr. Smith did not want the cat to be shut inside the house for the weekend so he went back inside to get it.
When Mrs. Smith got in the car she decided she didn't want the driver to know the house would be empty for the weekend so she told them Mr. Smith had gone back to say goodbye to his mother.
Soon Mr. Smith approached the car.
What he said totally shocked Mrs. Smith and almost had the driver calling the police.
What did he say? Click here for the answer.
Lack of honesty can be very harmful - especially if you are covering for someone else.
A healthy culture for the workplace is one that embraces trust built on integrity. Learn the real expectations of those you serve and you will find they are normally fair and reasonable. Then you can speak the truth and keep believability on your side.
This is part of a series of anecdotes published by Max Impact, a Rochester Hills, Mich., based website that offers complimentary resources to business leaders, entrepreneurs, human resources professionals and trainers in an effort to help the get the maximum impact in their careers. For more business terms, click here.
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