By Judith E. Glaser
Here are 5 ways to elevate every day – and experience a release in the capacity to create and sustain change, growth and transformation:
By setting the context for candor throughout all of your leadership interactions, you level the playing field. You set the tone for people to be candid with each other – and candor leads to trust. “I trust you have my back – I trust your intentions – I trust you care.” Power and hierarchy become less important than the results colleagues can create together through trust, honesty and teamwork.
Neuro-tip: Candor, truth and trust
While the words – candor, trust and trust – are different, the meaning of these words activate the same networks in our brain. When we display the Prefrontal Cortex, our Executive Brain. This network opens the power of the Executive functions, such as strategic thinking, empathy, foresight, intuition, good judgment and handling uncertainty with less fear. So candor plays a role in elevating our capacity to work through difficult challenges with others – a core activity for change and transformation in organizations. Continue reading