Learning and Trust LO13227

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
14 Apr 97 23:33:19 EDT

Replying to LO13210 --

Sb: Learning and Trust LO13210

Edwin Brenegar asks,

"In Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge describe in their research
that honesty came out as the top leadership trait, practice, quality, et
al, followed by Competency, Forward-looking and Inspiring.

My question is: what is the relationship between trust, trustworthiness
and honesty? And how do we measure honesty?"

Posner has said the two words 'honest' and 'trustworthy' are synonyms.
They use them that way in their most recent book as well. That is how I
intended them to be used as well. In the original notion of honesty there
is a requirement of honorable. This means that the 'blunt honesty' which
is sometimes used to bludgeon people is specifically not included.

 Rol Fessenden

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