“I despise people that lie”.
A fundamental basis of that I work on is that I give people my trust and in exchange I expect the same. When you have no trust – you cannot achieve very much. Trust enables you to get through good times and bad times. It gives a sense of safety, since whatever a person says or does can be counted upon. Having said this I have bend the truth at times to spare peoples feelings.
For example, when firing someone, I would not say “Your screwed up – for this and this reason”, instead I would coat it in softer words such as “We are changing direction, etc.” So, you could arque that my hands are not clean in this way. I have been strongly considering changing my approach with this, and telling people exactly how it is without any softners.