Leadership Isolation is the recipe for creating a toxic work environment!
Even when a leader believes they are listening to their inner voice, they should consider sharing what they hear with others. Isolationism breeds misunderstanding, mistrust, and division.
In the absence of fact, perception becomes the toxic reality.
Theses are among the most common errors leaders make, which can be effectively overcome by simply giving voice to your notions. Extra caution must be given to avoid “well-intentioned” but unwanted action on the part of subordinates or direct reports.
“I thought that’s what you wanted” is a common refrain lamented after an ill advised act. Reduce the likelihood of such problems by, clearly sharing the difference between ‘thinking out loud’ and directing action.
These are among some of the superior coaching tools, you will find in a professional coaching relationship.
Dr. Eugene Matthews