Leadership Tips: Transparency - the Chicken or the Egg?



In leadership, there is a lot of talk about the need for transparency. Transparency builds trusts and loyalty; it makes people feel engaged and breeds accountability. And yet, for many leaders the conundrum becomes when and how much they share.

If you think about it, it becomes a bit like a chicken and egg situation. Which comes first: The information or the trust? As a leader would you share more if you trusted more and, conversely, would others trust you more if they knew more?

This week take a look at your relationships and see if you’re being as transparent as you could or should be.

If not, ask yourself what is missing in your relationships that holds you back from fully sharing.

Do not get caught up in what "should come first." Have the conversation.

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