Establish your leadership brand

Dec 08, 2022
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Establish your leadership brand by articulating who you are and what you believe in.

What do you value? What’s your style? How do you handle stress?

Don’t make your team guess what you want.

Paul Falcone in 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees says that in his experience as an HR practitioner, less than 10% of corporate leaders set their expectations transparently and honestly.

He says, “By putting your beliefs on the table from day one, you help minimize the drama that gets carried over from prior regimes [and] you make it safe for employees to reinvent their working relationships . . .”

You can start it like this:

“Hi, everyone. I’ve called this meeting to get us all on the same page going forward. Like every leader, I have my own ideas about what’s important in a working relationship, and I want to share them with you right from the start, so we can discuss them and determine how they’ll best apply to this particular group’s needs.”


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