COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg delivers a compelling authentic communication speech that hones in on the importance of effective communication skills in one's career. One of the most difficult things in business is to learn how to scale yourself vis a vis others.
According to Sandberg, making the best decisions in business today is extremely challenging due to the fact that no one ever tells the truth anymore; people lie about their ideas, opinions and their feelings about something. Beyond this, however, lies a solution in being able to understand that the truth is subjective for everyone, and that people may very well have very different notions of "truth." Because of this, individuals need to create a dialogue in which each participant feels comfortable sharing his or her idea of the truth.
Empowerment comes from not only being able to listen to the opinions of others, but also from being able to take full responsibility of mistakes. This authentic communication speech demonstrates the power of an open mind.