Two high profile collegiate coaches at high profile colleges have either been suspended for several games or fired completely because of honesty. They have great records, won more games than their predecessor, and taken their teams from good to great, but they came up against the powerhouse in the division, truth, and they were defeated.
Proverbs 12:19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. Lying leaders last only a moment as well.
Once a leader's words and actions can no longer be trusted, the consequences are costly.