If you have ever missed an opportunity because a “people” problem could not be resolved, then you know the frustration. If you have ever watched crucial resources lost because of “personality” problems, then you understand the feeling of waste. It’s devastating to watch a person, team, or even an entire company, fumble resources because behaviors block crucial change. Not having the skills to confront and work through problems to resolve underlying causes is even more frustrating.
Candor is one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. The word comes from the Latin word meaning “whiteness, brilliance, unstained purity,” and has evolved to mean speaking openly and honestly. The mantra following the banking scandals of the last decade is the need for candor and transparency.