e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two. (http://smashwords.com/b/300090) He sent me the
ethical principles that Rotarians live by. His Rotary club like many, verbalize them at the end of every meeting. I think they are excellent values.
In everything we think, say, and do:
First, is it the truth?
Second: Is it fair to all concerned?
Third: Will it build good will and better friendships?
Fourth: Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
(Learn more about Rotary at www.rotary.org)
Often people feel that if what they say, or expose/reveal, is true, it is okay to say it. It is not. It may do more harm than good. A good example is when your significant other asks, “Does this outfit make me look fat?” You know the truth is that his/her fat butt makes him/her look fat, or that he/she is fat and no outfit can hide it. However, using the rotary principles, it is not fair to your significant other to tell them at this time, it will not build good will, and it is not beneficial. Save the I am concerned about your weight discussion for another time. Trust me on this issue.