NEVER Lie to Me
Call me old fashioned, call me boneheaded, OK, even call me Boomer. But I do not like to be lied to. Especially, if the one lying is bad at it.
I did and I am still doing IT and IT related projects. This is going on for over 30 years now. Both locally in Austria, as well as multi-million USD contracts internationally. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. I have watched lies glitter in the dark by the Tannhäuser Gate.
I smell lies. Especially those „little” petty lies that you want to use to sucker me into committing to something you think I would otherwise not do.
Do you really think I can’t sense that you are purposely withholding the one bit of information that I would need to make sense of the project and which would immediately lead to me rejecting the project? And do you really think I would be more motivated after your failed scheming to help you if someone tells/asks me to do it anyway?
I know what to look for, so just openly discuss this. Tell me your pain points, tell me where it hurts and we will find a solution.
But do not try to lie to me. I am vengeful.