I am very big on credibility, without credibility you have to spin the truth all the time. I worked for a company that was moving and I had to lay off 160 staff. They wanted me to keep quiet and let the staff work until the last minute in case it effected sales. I went straight out and told them all it was their last week and drummed up enough hoo-rah to set almost record sales numbers.
I then gave them all a job two blocks away with a new company I had partnered in. Credibility goes a long way, I had earned their trust and faith and they showed me. In essence, I made the last week a real time interview for their next job and they were working to be superstars and get the supervisor roles with the new company. Instead of deception ,I created drive because they trusted they'd have a brighter future.
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