How Leaders Can Open Up to Their Teams Without Oversharing

HBR by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, February 08, 2019

Research shows our brains respond positively to people when we feel a personal connection with them. We try harder, perform better, and are kinder to our colleagues. Command and control management is on its way out, and bosses who practice empathy and make an effort to connect with their subordinates are in.

selectively vulnerable — or open up to your team while still prioritizing their boundaries, as well as your own.

Figure yourself out. The best leaders are able to hit a pause button when they become emotional.

Finding the right balance between sharing and oversharing is not easy. But with practice, it can be done. As a leader, it’s your job to understand the powerful role your emotions play, and to harness them in ways that will help your team succeed.

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