If you want your people to follow you,
give them a reason to.
How can you expect your people
to have confidence in you,
when you refuse to give clear direction how to?
It doesn't mean you will have all the answers to every question up front. What it does mean is that you are willing to admit that and be open about it. There is grace given where transparency lives. People are willing to overlook a mistake on your part if they know it was an honest attempt to build something they want to be part of.
Start making the decision to be a transparent leader, and stop making excuses.
You can be a dictator from a corner office cloaked in secrecy and wonder why your team is dysfunctional…OR…get out and talk openly with your team as a leader of authentic transparency.
It's your choice.
Transparency brings clarity, passion and progress.
Anything less is settling in to believe your own excuses and dealing with all of the frustration that will arrive because of them.
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.