There are leaders in business and there are “transparent” leaders – the ones that employees say they admire the most.
Transparent leaders tell their people the truth every time. And when they know some info that must stay confidential, they say it:
“I can’t share that information with you at this time. However, what I can tell you right now is …”
The transparent manager is known as a “straight shooter.” Co-workers might not always like what he or she says, but they know it’s authentic.
The best leaders are far from perfect
Perhaps the biggest key to becoming a transparent leader (because it does take practice and experience) is humility.
Transparent leaders know their strengths and weaknesses.
And they’re not afraid to point out and even laugh about their weakest traits.