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12 Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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Chapter 6. Transparency

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.

—Joseph Barber Lightfoot, English Theologian

When you are working with people in a corporate environment, your natural reaction is to want to put your best foot forward, to look as if you can solve all your problems independently, and to keep any issues tucked in your back pocket—“No problems here.” Other areas and people with whom you interact may also wish to keep any issues they may have hidden from view.

The things that you and others fail to disclose are potential landmines for any project’s ability to succeed. They will erode trust and hinder your ability to continue advancing up the corporate ladder.

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