The leadership playbook has changed.
The most effective leaders of the reimagined workplace are vulnerable. They show up as their true selves, openly admitting flaws, knowledge gaps, fears and mistakes. They’re able to acknowledge and talk about all the areas of gray that come with business decision making.
This behavior allows them to build trust, develop deep bonds with their people and better tap into the perspectives and ideas of everyone in the company. It can boost employee performance and help everyone learn from mistakes, ushering in a culture of continuous improvement.
That said, I know firsthand that being vulnerable isn’t always easy.