Implicit in any relationship that’s going to be productive is a high level of TRUST.
But what creates trust? Try HONESTY.
Not the self-serving kind that’s designed to malign or hurt someone. The kind of candor that, without prejudice, seeks purely to build trust by communicating that you are being honest and open with another person.
Here’s a brief clip that features Sydney Pollack, the famous director who’s on a panel addressing this very topic.