When dealing with my listeners both my partner and I are totally honest. It's simple. The quality of our service and music we play can be easily checked. So, it would be ridiculous to try to hide something about the technical difficulties we're experiencing. We are also totally honest with our advertisers. You can't fake the stats. So, it's a clear situation. Yet, when we had some requirements and jobs to be done for our website, we faced a completely different situation. Again, it would be unfair to say that the other parties of our business treated us wrong and presented us with the facts that there weren't true. You can notice how careful I'm when someone has to be qualified as a person that is not telling the truth.
We had a WordPress expert who was honest, but not entirely, and that's why we had to cancel his services. So, it turns out that we all say and approve that the honesty is the best policy. However, when it comes to determining how much we are going to be honest, that's a completely different thing. You may say, but that's not the same. Better to have some honesty present than no honesty at all. The WordPress should have been a little bit more honest about his availability. Yet, he didn't. Why? Because we would have even begun with the work in the first place. This way, we had 3 or 4 months of torture with his constant excuses. For what is worth he did his job what he was paid to do, but not when we expected and needed the most. So, you get my point about the honesty.
What are your thoughts about honesty as the most important principle not only in business? Are you totally honest with your partners, clients, or employees?