Pursuing Truth to Inspire Trust

Are you embracing the truths about yourself?

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In this backstage interview from Leadercast Women 2019, Laura Ling, award-winning journalist and TV host, explains how trust quickly falters when a leader lacks transparency, honesty and integrity. 

“There are so many instances in our careers where we could perhaps take a different route, a less honest route that can get us to a result faster, or quicker,” shares Laura. “Just that one mistake can be the end of our career, it can be the end of the trust that people have in us. But if we hold those values of integrity and hold them dear, I think that it will always lead us down the right path.”

Watch the video to learn more from Laura about maintaining trust.

As a journalist, I think one of the biggest things that I strive for is accuracy—accuracy, honesty, and transparency. And I think that when you apply that to any kind of work, really if you apply it to life itself, having integrity and honesty… that inspires trust. And but it's so easy to lose that trust. Right? It only takes one mistake, and then you can lose that entirely. So I think that it's so important when we think about the pursuit of truth to really honor that in everything that we do and also within ourselves.

I also think that it’s really important for people to embrace the truth about ourselves as leaders. Sometimes the truth can be hard, it can be difficult. It can be not that pleasant and sometimes we just don't want to hear it. But it's important for us to be accountable. And that way it allows us to face these truths honestly so that we can change and really realize our full potential.

There are so many instances in our careers where we could perhaps take a different route, a less honest route that can get us to a result faster, or quicker. We've all thought about that, right? But you know, just that one mistake can be the end of our career, it can be the end of the trust that people have in us. But if we hold those values of integrity and hold them dear, I think that it will always lead us down the right path.
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Laura Ling

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and TV and web host who exposes the world to critical global issues. She is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, and is the director of development for Discovery Digital Networks. In Mar...

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