Catalyst, Leadership

Are you Honest?

When I began work in my role at Catalyst one of the things I was told about representing a donor was “You’ll never pay for lunch and no one will tell you the truth.” My experience so far largely contradicts both of those points, but there have been some exceptions. I’m usually quite happy to pick up the tab for lunch, not so happy to find I’ve been lied to. I don’t think any of the charity representatives with whom I’ve interacted would call themselves liars or say that they meant to deceive or mislead me; but it has happened. Mark Sanborn offers helpful thoughts on what true professional honesty looks like. I have to admit that I can see that I haven’t always satisfied these tough criteria. If I’ve let you down, let me know. I will try to make it right.