Meet Ron Carucci, the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, who works with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations.
I came across Ron’s work in the Harvard Business Review. His writing on leading change, navigating conflict, and understanding corporate values and lies, as well as many other topics, has always challenged my thinking and offered valuable insights.
Ron is someone deeply invested in helping leaders thrive by impacting the lives of those they lead.
I was fascinated to learn that Ron keeps a collection of antique doorknobs, door knockers, and skeleton keys so that he gets a reminder that life is about finding and pursuing the open doors in front of us and making sure those doors open for others.
In this interview, Ron and I discuss:
- Being an introvert and the superpowers that come with it
- What helps Ron be grateful for all those in his life who’ve been part of his story
- How artifacts impact our behavior
- Ron’s research on why people lie or withhold the truth at work
- How companies inadvertently institutionalize duplicity and trigger dishonesty among their employees
- Enabling the culture of honesty in an organization
- The dangers of using values without living them
- Conditions that need to be present to prevent the misuse of corporate values
- How to know when training is the answer (and when it is NOT) when it comes to behavior change
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