Say what you mean and mean what you say. 

Don't tell me what you think I want to hear. Tell me what you mean. What we can both expect you to do. What will happen next. 

Be honest. Authentic. True.  

Don't waffle on about how you will get back in touch when...or say we will definitely get back to you Tuesday...when Wednesday arrives we may send a search party out after you if you haven't come through and connected action to your promise.  

Be real. Substantial. Be sure. Be dependable.  

Speak of hesitation. Say of your concerns. Detail the gaps you see in connecting the dots. Be clear with others about how you see them, their contribution and their place in your change.  

Be diligent in follow up. Be precise with connecting if and when you say you'll connect.

Excellence could form the foundation of your connection and approach to others.   

If you'll be late. Tell someone. If you are not interested, say it. Nervous about something? Talk it out. Hesitant. Communicate. Moving in a new direction free others to change course too.