There is a song that says, “Everybody plays the fool sometimes.” While this may be true in love, no one wants to play the fool at work. No employee or follower wants to feel duped, manipulated, taken advantage of, or used. An effective leader wants to ensure that no one on their team feels this way and they can accomplish this through transparency.
Transparency in leadership means creating an open and honest work environment where followers trust the leader and the leader can trust the followers, and the followers can trust one another. Here are ways to maintain transparency as a leader:
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