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Sniff out the truth

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All too often, leaders are blindsided because people on their team tell them what they want to hear rather than the truth about what’s going on. In a podcast, Shawn Hunter of Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Channel tells how the space shuttle Challenger disaster re­­vealed a huge gulf between engineers who knew the risks of equipment failure and those motivated to deliver good news to NASA’s brass.

Bottom line: Find employees in different silos or with different motivations who will tell you the truth.

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