“Why requires not only diligence but a frightening amount of humility.”
It is difficult for many people, especially a leader, to admit fault or failure. But admitting this to others is what enables them to trust you and want to engage with you. By not providing my team with 100% of the truth, I am unable to receive 100% of the effort.
By withholding the truth from my team I take away my employees’ desire to help. Providing them with the truth will enable them to feel engaged and begin to regain their trust.
As I tap into the potential that each of my employees bring to the table I tap into showing more humility with my team. Although being brutally honest can be difficult, it will be extremely rewarding in the end.
In my Inc. article, I tell you the best ways to be honest with your team and the outcomes that follow.