To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose

November 9, 2021
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Honesty is more than a character trait; it’s a muscle that has to be built to stay strong; honesty can be learned. Truth, justice, and purpose are “three sides of the same coin” together they mean honesty- to have one, you need all three; honesty means you have to say the right thing, do the right thing, and say and do the right thing for the right reason; even when it’s hard. Based on a 15-year longitudinal study of more than 3200 leaders – we can now prove under what conditions people will tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good, and under what conditions they will lie, cheat and serve their own interests. Ron Carrucci joins the show to discuss his book, To Be Honest. It is a book about heroes – the leaders and thinkers we should all want to emulate. Honest organizations out-perform, out-compete, and out-attract top talent by substantial multipliers.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.

Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.

Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.

As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.

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