Study: How To Tell When A CEO Is Lying
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A new study out of Stanford University offers some clues on how to tell when a CEO is lying. A review of 30,000 conference calls made over the go-go years before the economic crash found lying CEOs used fewer um's and er's, suggesting they were coached. They tended to avoid specifics such as shareholder value in favor of generalities like as you know. And they went big with rah-rah language like fantastic.
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