The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it.

Coach Pat Summitt

The truth is not necessarily easy to hear if you’re on the receiving end, but it is the real key to unlocking potential. It’s also something we probably need to be reminded of whether in the context of our working relationships or personal ones.