Episode 20: Ron Carucci stepped into the Trap in support of his recently released book: “To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose”. He starts with a simple premise – tell the truth by saying the right thing, emphasizing truth for justice, and developing the muscles needed to say and do the right things for the right reasons.
Ron Carucci is the best-selling author of 8 books, and a popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Ron’s newest book and passion, “To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose”, is based on 15 years of research with more than 3200 interviews with leaders around the world. To Be Honest explains how four factors (Clear Identity, Accountability, Governance, and Cross-Functional Relationships) affect honesty, justice, and purpose within a company. When these factors are absent or ineffective, the organizational conditions compel employees to choose dishonesty and self-interest. But when done well, the organization is 16 times more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good. Ron’s passion shines through as he recounts the stories of the exemplars he studied and interviewed.
Ron is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty-year track record of helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership. He’s a former faculty member at Fordham University Graduate School as an associate professor of organizational behavior. And, if that wasn’t enough, he has served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, turnarounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents. In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business and is a 2-time TEDx speaker. Finally, you can read more of Ron's insights at HBR and Forbes, and at the Navalent blog.
Hosts: Dr. Kris Potrafka and David Hughen