Learning and Trust LO13301

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
19 Apr 97 02:08:15 EDT

Replying to LO13254 --

Edwin asks,

"If we are talking about this in regards to leadership, then I would say
people are looking for people to work with who are dependable, trustworthy
and therefore honest. And the question from a LO point of view is "What
are the factors in an organization which encourage people to be honest in
the sense in which you state, as trustworthy." Another way of putting it
is, what truly motivates people to be honest?
Fear...rewards...opportunity to learn, grow, develop? What?... "

This may seem overly simplistic, but every ounce of my experience is that
what motivates honest, trustworthy behavior is the model of honest,
trustworthy leadership. Absolutely no more and no less.

This includes, of course, recognizing, acknowledging, and appreciating
honest and trustworthy behavior in others, but it is truly not complex or


Rol Fessenden 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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