When I decided that it was time to begin my blog, I chose a writing format that was a bit relaxed, a bit ‘informal’. That was purposeful. I wanted to let people know who I was as a person, my professional passions, my vision for leadership and education — all in a format that was easy to read and conversational. Throw in a bit of humour and TADA — my blog!
I believe in it — transparency. I believe that it should be the cornerstone in any leader’s foundation. Transparency leads to consistency which leads to increasing trust from those in your organization. And to be an effective leader one needs to have the trust of those whom they hope to lead.
Leaders who are not transparent aren’t the kind of people we should be following. We can all probably think of people in leadership positions who change their words and actions depending on who they are speaking with at any particular moment. You never really know what they believe and as a result you lose faith in them, trust in them and belief in them to work with you to move an agenda forward. You likely give up at some point and strike out on your own with feelings of disillusionment and frustration. Continue reading