Honesty is the best policy.
I buggered up scheduling a meeting with a client today because I mixed up timezones (sorry Zoe). I apologized to her and told her the truth. My mum taught me that honesty is the best policy. Your mom (or maybe Ben Franklin) probably taught you this too.
Today, I saw a story on LinkedIn that inspired this post about honesty. No matter how clever you think you are in concocting a lie, you aren't. This lie cost a guy a job and it wasn't even necessary.
Brian Connors, Managing Director and Co-Founder of AllSearch Professional Staffing wrote this post.
Never a dull day in Recruiting. A "Professional" Sales/Management Candidate cancelled an interview today because they and child had a bad car accident, child had to go to the hospital. Even sent us the pic. How sad right? Not so fast, Google "bmw car accident" if you will. I guess our only remaining question for this future superstar of business is, just how did you get from the streets of India to a hospital in Atlanta in just 3 hours?!
I had to search the image myself. I use the Google Image Search Chrome extension to easily search any image online.
Sure enough, I found the original photo on Hindu.com by Sushil Kumar Verma.
"Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life." - Zig Ziglar.