Help Employees Get to Know You With These Tips

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 30, 2019

Self-aware-leadership

When you ask employees, they want to be able to connect with their leader—today more than ever before. Employees want to know what you have to say; they also want to know what you stand for.

Here are some tips to help your employees get to know you:

  • Authenticity starts with self-awareness. You need to know yourself and be comfortable sharing who you are with your employees. Employees want to get to know the real you.
  • Employees want to know:
    • Who are you as a leader?
    • What motivates you to lead?
    • What were defining moments in your career that helped shape you as a leader?
  • Tell stories about yourself that have a clear business moral, allowing your staff to learn something about you as well as what’s important to you.
  • Communicate similarly when you have bad news as when you have good news. Addressing challenges forthrightly is a credibility-booster for you.
  • Develop a message platform to help you tell your story—both your personal and business story.

What can you do today to help employees get to know you – the real you?

—David Grossman


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