When Leaders Keep Secrets – The Case for Open Leadership

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When leaders keep secrets, it handicaps their entire organization.

It always backfires.

Case for Open Leadership - No Secrets

I’m not talking about the kind of secrets involving personal lives or why a person was fired. Those can be legitimately held secrets. I’m talking secrets about the company itself.

I’ve been around secretive leaders and around open leaders. I’ve never seen a secretive leader who didn’t have insanely high turnover. I’ve never seen an open leader who wasn’t respected by his team and had leaders who had been there since the beginning.