We’ve talked a lot about why people lie – and oh do they lie – in a crisis. In this episode we discuss hoe lies are rarely malicious – they’re motivated by fear. Frank and I have never dealt with a crisis that didn’t involve some form of dishonest. And, most often, the most common form of dishonesty has been people lying to themselves.

So when we approach a crisis, we expect that we won’t get the truth the first time. We know we’ll have to dig deeper. We’ve learned over the years that the crisis everyone sees is rarely the real crisis – it’s the fear and dishonesty under the surface that’s the real problem.

Click play now to listen to Episode 7 of Oh CRAP! The Crisis Management Podcast – Why Do People Lie So Much?

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A physicist by trade, author by choice, a born teacher, a retired veteran, and an adamant problem solver, Frank has helped the White House, federal agencies, military offices, historical museums, manufacturers, and over 250 technology startups get stuff done, communicate effectively, and find practical solutions that work for them. In his spare time, he makes sawdust and watches Godzilla movies.