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The Truth about Lies in the Workplace by Carol Kinsey Goman

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CHAPTER 2Deception Detection: 50 Ways to Spot a Liar

YOUR BOSS TELLS YOU, “THIS CHANGE IS FOR THE BEST,” BUT as she speaks you notice her awkward body posture and forced smile. Is she being honest with you?

Your co-worker says he’d be happy to help you with your project, but he seems to pause a long time before answering—and while he’s talking, his eyes stay focused on his computer monitor. Can you trust what he says?

“You can count on my support.”

“It wasn’t my fault.”

“You are next in line for a promotion.”

Really?

Wouldn’t it be great to know when you’re being lied to? And wouldn’t it be nice if exposing falsehoods were as easy as it is portrayed on television shows like The Mentalist and NCIS? Of course, human beings are more complex—and ...

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