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The Truth about Lies in the Workplace by Carol Kinsey Goman

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CHAPTER 4How to Deal With Liars

“WHICH WORKPLACE LIARS ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR?

Audiences are often startled into silence when I pose this question. But after a little encouragement and few minutes’ reflection, they begin to come up with some interesting answers:

image “I like liars who say, ‘That’s a nice jacket’ and don’t mention the 10 pounds I’ve gained. What’s that—a lie of omission?”

image “I’m grateful for co-workers who ask me how my project is going, even if they’re just being polite.”

“My team leader tells us what a great job we’re doing. We ...

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