Leadership means having honest conversations with your team and taking the time to explain the “why” behind the “what” when it comes to an initiative or directive.
Demonstrating that you operate in transparency allows for greater buy in and support.
When you run your team on a “need to know” basis, it violates trust, an essential building block for teams.
The next time you find yourself shying away from straight talk, remember, manipulation is used when you are focused on your own interest whereas leadership is when you have your company, your team, and your customers’ interests in mind.
When you make the decision to operate in transparency, you will begin to see a team operating as a cohesive group rather than individuals.
Business Tip: Build trust with transparency and you will begin to lead a team with purpose.
Letty Sanchez, Principal Consultant/Lead Business Strategist, AEM Executive Consultants