In business and in pleasure we are faced each and every day with the question, Should I tell them what I really think? Whether it is a little thing or a big thing, we are put in position where we have to account for any number of unknown consequences of telling people the truth. Sometimes it is a simple as the little white lie to answer the “how does this look?” question. Sometimes it has a much bigger consequence like when a client, co-worker, or boss asks “what went wrong in there?” and you want to tell them it was their attitude or approach. I understand that there are a million ways that this conversation can go and that there are a million different circumstances. I am just trying to reestablish where I draw the line and I could use the insight of some Common Sensei’s. So please feel free to comment as well as filling out my survey.
For the record, I know I am too honest and often share my opinion even when not asked.