Promises and Promising

Some leaders try to soften the effect of change by telling their followers that specific things may turn out for the better. They make these promises without any basis in fact or with very little of substance for projections. These are dangerous promises to make.

You can’t suggest or hint to someone that it’s possible this or that particular thing may indeed turn out to be quite good. That’s not a good way to promote support and buy-in of change.

Say what you know, say what you believe, and say what you don’t know and don’t believe to be true or accurate. Avoid promises that may come back to haunt you