“There’s no one thing I can point to,” my client was quick to point out. “It’s just that on more than one occasion I’ve been pretty sure my CIO wasn’t giving me an entirely straight story.”

“I’m not talking about attempts to persuade me on important strategic issues. I’m talking about puffing up his resume, spinning small achievements to make them look bigger, and downplaying problems instead of describing them accurately. Nothing was an outright falsehood. He didn’t lie outright. He just stretched the truth enough to make me uncomfortable.”

“Now an important issue has come up, he’s making definitive statements about what is and isn’t possible, and I’m not sure I can believe what he’s telling me.”

Welcome to the world of ROT, only now it’s ROT turned upside down.