Morality in Learning Organisations LO18073

Dale Emery (
Mon, 11 May 1998 20:12:46 -0700

Replying to LO18048 --


> How do you balance what I see as a possible disconnect/conflict between
> the principle of honesty and the principle of confidentiality?

Honesty means that I believe what I say. It doesn't require that I say
everything I believe. If saying something would violate someone's
confidence, I can maintain honesty and confidence by simply refraining
from saying it.

Also, when I'm being honest (most of the time) I try not to mislead by
telling part of what I believe, either deliberately or inadvertently.

Can you describe a specific situation where you see a conflict between
honesty and confidentiality?



Dale H. Emery -- Collaborative Consultant High Performance for Software Development Projects E-mail: Web:

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