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?
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