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Is No Debate a Sign of Lying?

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Do You Value Honesty in the Workplace?

Steven Gaffney discusses the Value of Honesty in the Workplace with Ernie Anastatos on Fox News in NYC. Are 91% of people liars because they do not feel comfortable in being completely honest with people about issues they see? Listen in on how rewarding honesty and why creating a safe environment will encourage open communication.

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Not All Assumptions are Bad

Part 3 of “The Truth About Lies” series. Steven Gaffney shares tips to transform your organization and take it to the next level by helping leaders lead through change, avoid being blind-sided by issues, improve teamwork collaboration, build better relationships internally and externally, inspire people to have more open communication and get things done.

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What would you do if…?

Part 2 of “The Truth About Lies” series.

Steven Gaffney shares tips to transform your organization and take it to the next level by helping leaders lead through change, avoid being blind-sided by issues, improve teamwork collaboration, build better relationships internally and externally, inspire people to have more open communication and get things done.

Want to weigh in with your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you on Twitter. Feel free to Tweet me @Steven_Gaffney.


Teams Win Championships

These next few weeks will be filled with tons of insight on how you can become a changed champion through my new mini-series “The Truth About Lies.” Do you want to learn how to accomplish so much more working together as a team? Watch this short video below and share it with your team!

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“The Empowering Truth About Being Unhappy”

Many of us will only boast about our successes at work before we admit the challenges that we have to face to get there. There is an innate human need for self-promotion, recognition and acknowledgement, and while we are the best promoters of ourselves, we have to remember to ask ourselves, “Where is this coming from?”

Often times, this comes from a place of insecurity, and while it is okay to acknowledge ourselves; there must be balance in the way we speak of ourselves. Secondly, there must be sincerity. It is okay to share when things are not going as planned; or when you didn’t get that promotion you were hoping for;  or when troubles are hindering you from moving forward. Happiness is not defined by your current situation, yet is an outward attitude of expression toward your everyday challenges. We can choose to be happy, we can choose to be humble, and we can choose to be genuine about our everyday circumstances at the same time.

I challenge you to be open with those around you. We are so used to the formality of language. We are trained to respond with, “I’m doing great! Thanks!” when someone asks, “How are you doing?” and that is why we have to consciously choose to be genuine in our everyday interactions and communication with others.


How Tom Brady Could Benefit from Proactive Honesty

We live in a society that regularly distorts the truth about others without any sufficient evidence of what is real or not. Such was the case with the Tom Brady “Deflategate” Controversy.

Last week, I was invited to News Channel 8 to talk about Tom Brady, professional sports and proactive honesty. Proactive honesty means using full disclosure to bring issues to light instead of letting silence do the talking. In the absence of data, people usually make things up and oftentimes, that means moving to a more negative space.

Watch the interview to learn my take on “Deflategate” and to find out more about proactive honesty and why it matters.

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One Helpful Tip to Inspire and Motivate Others

Motivating others to change can be a difficult task at times. You may bump up against people who are resistant to change, who are content where they are or who simply don’t see the benefit or value in making a move in another direction.

Inspiring others to take action is easy when you know how to approach the situation. One of the primary differences between someone who can inspire others and someone who can’t is their perspective.

Watch this video to learn one helpful tip to inspire and motivate others. When you’ve finished watching the video, Tweet out one tip you learned from the video and be sure to tag me – @Steven_Gaffney – so that I can see the benefit you saw in motivating others.