Getting to the Honest Truth

The most important communication strategy to boost teamwork, increase trust, build remarkable relationships, and get things done
Getting to the Honest Truth
This highly engaging and interactive seminar is based on Steven’s best-selling books: Just Be Honest, Honesty Works, Honesty Sells, and Be a Change Champion, this seminar reveals how honesty is not only the best policy, but it is the easiest and most effective way to communicate when it comes to resolving conflicts and producing results.

Address key workplace communication issues

The key problem within most organizations and between individuals is not what people ARE saying, it is what they are NOT saying to each other. How much of your organization’s productivity, efficiency, and collaboration is affected due to unspoken communication? How much time and money does not having honest and open dialogues cost your organization? Once people “Get the Unsaid Said” in a productive manner, virtually any issue can be resolved.

Discover actionable strategies

This session includes Steven Gaffney’s legendary application of the “Notice vs. Imagine” technique to prevent misunderstandings and assumptions. Based on more than a decade of research, the failure to distinguish what is “noticed” (the facts of the situation) from what is “imagined” (opinions, thoughts, evaluations, and conclusions).

Recognize important distinctions

The concept of Notice vs. Imagine may sound like a simple distinction, but just think of how often people operate and make decisions as if their opinions are fact rather than exploring the real truth. Have you seen missed opportunities because someone assumes they know what their customer wants rather than checking in and listening to their real wants and needs? Have you ever seen project execution go awry because project goals were based on assumptions rather than facts and data points? The misdiagnosis becomes even more exacerbated when the people involved have different agendas, goals, needs, and backgrounds.

Applies to the real-world

Participants will be asked to choose their own personal case study to work on during the session. This will help ensure that participants know exactly how to apply what they have learned because they will be using an example of their own choosing.

Getting to the Honest Truth

Steven Gaffney Speaking in front of audience

Outcomes and key deliverables for participants:

  • Determine the true cost of not having the conversations we need to have.
  • Discover how to have honest breakthrough conversations with anyone.
  • Create an environment that encourages honest communication and “Getting the Unsaid Said.”
  • Learn the 3 signs of a healthy relationship, team, and organization.
  • Recognize and resolve small issues before they become much larger problems.
  • Prevent misunderstandings and ensure clear communication.
  • Gain the confidence to have honest conversations on a daily basis.
  • Get anyone to be more engaged and contribute more.
  • Use honest communication to increase productivity and improve the bottom line.