Responding to a question should not end simply by not lying.  Not providing specific details or pertinent facts that qualify the response can be extremely detrimental to organizations and their reputations.  Local government professionals need to be forthright and candid in order to build and maintain the trust of elected officials, the public, their peers, and employees.  In this article, see how a lack of candor had serious consequences to a private sector company -- a situation that could similarly happen in any public organization. 

 

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