How to tell if a CEO is lying

How to tell if a CEO is lying. Laura Rittenhouse a former Lehman Brothers corporate finance executive... advises clients how to develop their inner detector of corporate spin. Rittenhouse publishes annual rankings of 100 companies in the Fortune 500, known as the CEO Candour and Corporate Culture Survey. The survey which comes out each April, rates companies according to what their communication reveals about such qualities as strategy, leadership, accountability and stakeholder relationships. Rittenhouse has found a strong correlation between high stock prices and executive candour in the eight years she's been doing the study. Using a detection method she calls FOG - fact deficient, obfuscating generalities - she subtracts points for jargon and illogical statements. (VIEW LINK)

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