Beyond Bullsh*t: Straight-Talk at Work

By Samuel A. Culbert | Go to book overview

6 STRAIGHT-TALK
How Does It Differ from Truth-Telling and Candor?

Newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
“acknowledged that he made a ‘lapse in judgment’ by discuss-
ing Federal Reserve policy with the CNB C television anchor

comments that subsequently drove the stock and bond prices
lower.” When asked about his comments during a session of
the Senate Banking Committee, Bernanke candidly admitted
his mistake, saying, “In the future, my communications with
the public and with the markets will be entirely through regular
and formal channels.”1 Apparently his straight to the point ad-
mission was sufficient to stem public outcry. To date, no heated
criticism has appeared in the press nor have suits been filed by
people claiming financial injury
.

STRAIGHT-TALK is not a one-time conversation. It’s not simply a candid spontaneous discussion. Rather it is a candid encounter in the context of a reciprocally supportive and caring relationship. Straight-talking cohorts give and expect reciprocal concern on almost any matter bearing on each other’s work effectiveness and personal well-being. They expect

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword Palimpsest ix
  • Prologue xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- Getting Straight-Talk at Work 3
  • Theory Section- Bullsht 13
  • 2- Bullsht Is It the Nemesis? 15
  • 3- Bullsht It's Essential to Corporate Harmony 23
  • 4- Bullsht Corporate Pretense Cancels Human Nature 30
  • Theory Section—Straight-Talk 43
  • 5- Straight-Talk I-Speak Required 45
  • 6- Straight-Talk How Does It Differ from Truth-Telling and Candor? 54
  • 7- Straight-Talk Relationship Is King 59
  • Applications Section 69
  • 8- Straight-Talk When Is It Possible with the Boss? 71
  • 9- Straight-Talk Benefits/Liabilities 86
  • 10- Straight-Talk Conditions for Getting It 95
  • 11- Straight-Talk Truth-Finding 110
  • Conclusion 123
  • 12- Straight-Talk It Pays to Advertise 125
  • Appendix a Alignment Questions 137
  • Acknowledgments 141
  • Notes 145
  • Index 149
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