Bad Habits Leaders Must Eliminate #9, Withholding Information
Errors of omission are often as damaging as errors of commission. In this Information Age, failure to share information is hazardous to efficiency, effectiveness, and success.
When was the last time you:
· Forgot to include someone in a meeting or on an email?
· Were too busy to get back to someone with valuable information?
· Assigned a task but did not take the time to show the delegate how to get it done?
These can be seen as mistakes or a failure to have a good habit. But intentionally withholding information builds distrust and dissention that will ruin an organization’s culture and your ability to lead.
Transparency and sharing information builds trust and loyalty. Start developing your habit of over-communicating today.