England head coach Andy Robinson believes that player power is a vital part of success in rugby - and that it is actually player dishonesty that will bring a team to its knees.
Robinson was speaking hours before ex-Wales head coach Mike Ruddock addressed the board of the Welsh Rugby Union to discuss the reasons behind his departure.
Ruddock officially left because of family reasons , but the Welsh squad stand accused in many quarters of making his position as head coach untenable.
Whisperings of player discontent and revolt have been circling the Welsh camp for nearly a year but Robinson works hard to develop an open and trusting environment inside the England camp and believes that empowering his players with an "integrated approach" to training is vital.
He said: "To be dictatorial, with me telling players what to do, would not work. It is an integrated approach, it is not just a coach delivering directions. The players go on the training pitch and take control.
"That is an important step, it is what empowering is about because, on the rugby pitch, players have to make important decisions under pressure.
"It is about building relationships and you need honesty in any relationship. I expect players to front up to me and be honest, to front up to their team-mates and other members of the management. That is part of a successful team.
"I can't comment on what happened in Wales, I don't know what happened in Wales, but these are the dimensions in the England set-up and it is an environment I am very comfortable with.
"We have a situation with the England team, squad and management that has moved forward because we have worked hard on our relationships.
"You can't take relationships for granted. We have to talk and meet and, hopefully, everyone in the England squad will walk over hot coals to make England successful.
"That is what we are about. The work ethic from everybody is tremendous. When you work hard and have trust and honesty you can be successful."
The Ruddock issue in Wales has degenerated into a public relations disaster for the WRU.
In the same way as honesty is the best policy on the training field, so Robinson believes it is the only approach to take when negotiating the departure of a head coach.
He said: "It's important, when decisions like that are made, that we can be up front about it.
"If someone above me said I was the wrong person for the job, we would shake hands and get on with it but I have a contract, I know where I am going with England and I have been pleased with the support I have."
Robinson leads England to Murrayfield on Saturday as the only side capable of completing the grand slam this year after victories over Wales and Italy.
He has made two changes. Josh Lewsey returns from injury at full-back for clubmate Tom Voyce while Julian White will make his first England start in more than a year as Matt Stevens has a strained shoulder.
White last started for England in the 11-9 defeat to Wales and, despite playing in all three Lions Tests, was omitted from the wider squad early in the season.
A red card and nine-week ban made him unavailable for the autumn internationals but it is unlikely that he would have been selected anyway, with Robinson seeking increased mobility and footballing nous from his props.
But Robinson has been impressed with how White has worked on his game and believes he is ready to stake a long-term claim for the England No 3 jersey.
Lewsey comes straight back in after recovering from a shoulder injury and, once fit, his inclusion was never in question.