Straight Talk: Building a Team Culture that Values Honesty, Rewards Integrity and Encourages Candor

60 Minutes
6 months
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$399 Group Attendees

Group Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)


Based on Larry Johnson's book, Absolute Honesty: Building A Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity

Larry shows you how to enhance your leadership skills by establishing a new standard of communication - a standard that encourages creativity through candid discussions, frank expression of ideas, and healthy debate. A standard that tells the truth, doesn't mince words, and is guided by a clear sense of right and wrong

Why you should Attend: Let's face it. Straight, honest, no-nonsense communication in organizations today is more rare than common. Whether it's fear of reprisal, natural timidity, or not wanting to hurt someone's feelings, many of us avoid telling the truth when the truth needs to be told. The same applies to many of those who work for us.

The cost of such reticence can be high. If managers can't get honest feedback from their subordinates, they, like the emperor in the fable of the Emperor's New Clothes, will make foolish decisions. If employees can't get honest feedback from their managers, they don't improve, and their poor performance devalues the organization. If team members feel uncomfortable expressing contrary opinions, the status quo never gets challenged and creativity dies.

This webinar shows team leaders, supervisors and managers, even those working remotely, how to build a team culture where people express themselves clearly and honestly. Where feedback flows and transparency rules.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Tell the truth - even when it's hard
  • Tackle the problem - even when it's hard
  • Disagree and commit - no whining allowed
  • Welcome the truth - even though you don't want to hear it
  • Reward the messenger - so you don't become a naked emperor
  • Build a platform of integrity - so trust grows and truth flourishes
Who Will Benefit:
  • Anyone who works with other people

Larry Johnson , CSP is the co-author of two top-selling books: Absolute Honesty: Building A Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk And Rewards Integrity and Generations Inc. – From Boomers To Linksters – Managing The Friction Between Generations At Work. He’s also written for Huffington Post and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has been interviewed on CNN. Larry has written more than 200 published articles on the topic of improving organizational culture.

An in-demand speaker and organization culture expert, Larry has delivered more than 2000 paid presentations for association conferences, corporations, and government organizations including Texas Apartment Association, American Bus Association, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), National Apartment Association, American Health Care Association, Harley-Davidson, Southwest Airlines, Westinghouse and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

He’s also presented more than 300 webinars for his own clients and for various webinar companies. Larry’s Education & Designation
• M.A. Counseling Psychology - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
• B.A. Education - Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
• CSP - Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association

Larry’s Experience
• 4 years in health care management
• 7 years as training manager in government and the private sector
• 35 years as president of his own training and consulting firm

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