According to a recent survey, there is a huge gap between desired behaviors and the reality of the workplace in the area of candor. While 99% of the respondents prefer a workplace in which people identify and discuss issues truthfully, only 44% believe their organization has a candid environment. Also, 70% of the respondents believe a lack of candor within their organization impacts the company’s ability to perform optimally. According to today’s guest, candor is a discipline for choosing words that build trust, keeping our promises, restoring courage, resilience, and integrity. If you would like to learn how to create a work environment that transcends mistrust and fear, while encouraging innovation and creativity, tune in for a compelling conversation with Laura Rittenhouse. Also, stick around to the end for this week’s Mindfluence Challenge on 5 behaviors and strategies to live by.
[2:17] Find out more about Laura Rittenhouse, who says candor means to shine light into dark places.
[4:14] Learn how words are the cloths for our soul and the creative power they hold.
[7:27] Laura talks on the Declaration of Independence and “the world’s first blogger”.
[9:50] What is the meaning of the word candor, which originates from a Latin word meaning “whiteness” and “illumination”?
[11:01] How candor is the language of trust.
[13:56] Trust is built on transparency.
[19:28] Laura believes we’re in a “candor crisis”; find out how the culture of fear we live in contributes to this crisis.
[24:13] It’s important to determine who you can and who you can’t trust, which impacts vulnerability.
[25:05] Laura has developed a methodology for evaluating the absence or presence of candor. Find out how she measures market performance after gathering this data.
[29:27] It’s critical to lead with candor as opposed to “Truthiness”.
[31:51] Is it possible to train people to be more candid?
[35:42] Find out how you can learn more about today’s conversation.
[36:50] Mindfluence success challenge: Learn these 5 behaviors and strategies, and make sure you’re always living and applying them.
[38:22] Go to meetme.so/mindfluencerevolution to schedule a free strategy call with Dr. Norton and get some help with your business success or lifestyle goals.
Mentioned in This Episode:
The Mindfluence YOUniverse
Laura Rittenhouse on LinkedIn
@LJRittenhouse on Twitter
Books by Laura Rittenhouse:
Stephen Colbert & Truthiness