October 25, 2007

Book Review - Absolute Honesty

Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture that Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity
Larry Johnson and Bob Phillips
HD 58.7 .J612 2003

Johnson and Phillips are attempting to change the dynamics in organizations today. They begin their study by defining truth and honesty and articulating how it can benefit organizations. They contrast this with organizational cultures, customs, and personal behaviors that can be found today. Once this background is laid, they put forward six laws of absolute honesty, discussing each in some depth. The concluding chapters address how to incorporate these principles into organizations, providing mechanisms and contexts that can be used.