How to spot liars in your business | Growth Strategies | Entrepreneur | Financial Post
“Of course I made the call, but he was out.”
“I’ve got a cold, so I have to miss the meeting today.”
“This product is our best-seller.”
You know that business, like life, involves many untruths and the people who tell them. But you probably don’t know how common lying is – or how to tell when your own employees are hiding the truth.
As Pamela Meyer writers in her book Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, “Dishonesty in the workplace is much more pervasive, and more frequent, than most people want to believe.” The book cites research findings that say one employee in five in the U.S. knows of workplace fraud; one in four Americans believes it’s okay to lie to an insurer; and one-third of resumes contain false information. With CEOs, god bless them, the rate is only one in four.
According to Myer, deceptions of all kinds cost American business nearly $1 trillion a year.
Strange Random Liar Quote:
“A good memory is needed once we have lied. [Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu’on a menti.]” – Pierre Corneille
- Lie Spotting: How to spot a liar (ritholtz.com)
- How to Spot a Liar: Pamela Meyer (tricitypsychology.com)
- TED: How To Spot A Liar (andrewazzopardi.wordpress.com)
- Liespotting (800ceoread.com)
- you are lied to between 10 and 200 times per day (paranoidprose.com)
- How to spot a liar: Pamela Meyer on TED.com (ted.com)
Posted on November 19, 2011, in Article and tagged Business, Detect Deception, Financial Post, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, Myer, Pamela Meyer, Pierre Corneille, United State. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.