In The Transparency Edge, leadership expert Barbara Pagano demonstrates that a clear and open business policy is a powerful management tool. Backed by exclusive research of thousands of executives at Fortune 500 companies, this comprehensive guide to what-you-see-is-what-you-get leadership shows you how to practice a transparent management style that will increase your credibility, build loyalty among your direct reports, and gain the trust of your superiors. Successful transparency isn’t simply letting it all hang out; to master this leadership style, managers must acquire a fine sense of how much and what information others can handle effectively, and how to deliver that information in honorable, caring, and respectful ways. You’ll learn how to develop an impeccable reputation, how to live up to that reputation every day, and how to use your good name to make yourself, your team, and your entire organization more competitive.
Pagano introduces nine key behaviors that every successful leader uses to gain a transparency edge. She shows you how this nothing-to-hide approach enables you to make decisions more efficiently and execute them more effectively, speed up operations, and increase productivity. You’ll learn how to identify problems sooner and solve them faster; encourage trust and collaboration within your organization; and establish a higher level of credibility with coworkers, clients, and superiors. Find out how to:
- Be overwhelmingly honest about every business situation
- Make others want to share important information with you
- Compose yourself in stressful situations
- Match your words to your actions
- Enhance your reputation even when you make mistakes
- Deliver bad news well and much more