What did he know and when did he know it - here we go again.

"Crap. Crap, crap, crap." 

Or something like that is uttered by anyone old enough - me, for instance - to remember Watergate. The President then led a massive cover-up of a stupid burglary that tried but really had little to do with his election. Back then, the big question for Mr. Nixon was what did you know and when did you know it? And here we are again, asking the same question of our President. 

Evidently, Mr. Trump, his son, and anyone else at the meeting with the Russian(s) or in the know about it's content, were woefully ignorant of 1970s American history. One does not do stupid things, hide the truth, then reasonably expect to be anything other than mistrusted and ineffective. 

Please, God, let the current revelations of attempted and actual stupidity come to light, the truth be told today, and the end of the matter be at our national doorstep. Can we be spared a massive cover-up and the ensuing distraction? We have important work to do! Everyone involved, especially the President, can only do the right thing by coming clean immediately. 

Now, apply the headlines to your company. Studies suggest that company owners and executives know a mere 4% of the problems affecting their organizations. Some of those hidden problems may include lawbreaking and lying. All of them slice points off the bottom line. 

How do you encourage truthfulness in your organization?

How do you know it's working? (Don't be naive at this point.)

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