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๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ?

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

I want to be more open, and my passion is helping startups grow, so I wondered if candor really drives business value. The research says yes, in certain circumstances.

๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ โ€“ Concocting and recalling lies takes energy, so candid communication saves time for growth.

๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ โ€“ To support your goals, stakeholders need to plainly understand your vision.* Immediately clarifying our plan allows others to focus on the issue.

๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ โ€“ Attaining peak performance requires timely and valid feedback. As a role model**, your sincere desire to improve results by learning fosters similar behavior.

๐˜๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ด โ€“ Owning accountability on results will encourage others to hold themselves equally responsible.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ โ€“ Avoid applying honesty to be hurtful under the guise of candor. Constructive feedback is intended to support others and strengthen collaboration.

Candor admits human fallibility and I know we feel pressure to be flawless. Also, self-awareness is needed for candor.

Hopefully, the benefits of candor (both for you and for the business) make this skill desirable.


* Post on Communication:

** Role Model post:

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