Integrity: When 2 People Know
There’s an old adage that the only way two people can keep a secret is that if one of them is dead. The very moment you leak sensitive information or share a secret with another person, it is almost guaranteed your secret will soon become public knowledge. As the World War II saying goes, “loose lips sink ships.”
When law enforcement officers read suspects their rights, they always tell the person he or she has the right to remain silent. The problem is that most people don’t have the will to keep their mouths shut.
When dealing with competitive issues, personnel concerns, or sensitive changes in your business, learn to remain silent. Leaks and gossip can be deadly in terms of eating away at trust, loyalty, ...