“We are honest and never take advantage of the situation.”
This was one of the most difficult values to add to our value system. It has the potential to be taken in many different ways. It may be, in fact, one of the most important values on this list. During the past couple of years, we have found endless amounts of opportunities to use forthright in our decision-making process.
The following forthright-related questions have often been asked by our team:
- Is the submittal of this inspection report honest?
- Is our team member being forthright?
- Is our leadership making decisions that are not just right for the bottom line of the company but right for its people?
There are numerous opportunities on a daily basis to get this value wrong. It is the reason why we also have forgiveness on our list. Forgiveness and forthright go hand-in-hand. Often we get stuck in trying to understand the real definition of forthright. In simple terms, it’s living by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as we want to be done to ourselves.
The Golden Rule is not easy in business; however, we make every effort to never compromise our forthright.
Questions for you:
- Is forthright important to you?
- Why is it important? How do you use forthright on a daily basis?
- What is the time that you wished your business partner or client used the forthright value system with you?
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