From a young age, we’re taught to believe that we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend—that the only options are brutality or harmony.

Have you however noticed how some conversations—even ones about very risky subjects—go very well?
And others, even ones about trivial things, can degenerate into combat?

The antidote to conflict and difficult conversations is not diluting your message. It’s creating safety. It isn’t the truth that hurts, it’s the malice used to deliver the truth. We know that with the right skills, you can speak the truth without burning a bridge.

On 30 April, National Honesty Day in the United States, The Human Edge team wants to challenge each and every one to be truthful in everything they do. Apply the skills shared by Khosi Jiyane and Renate Landman in the 2-minute video clip the next time you’re facing a challenging situation and you’ll be amazed by the results.