When leaders keep secrets, it handicaps their entire organization.
It always backfires.
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.