Honest is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy!  In fact, it is the ONLY policy! Honesty is the most identified trait of Leaders that others want to follow. It may not be the trait which gets you promoted but it is definitely the trait that, if not practiced, will get you fired, lead to divorce, and see you alone with no friends.  Honesty does take courage, but it really is the best (and only) policy.