Can I be honest?

Can I tell you that I disagree, or will you get offended? Can I make suggestions on your slide deck, or will you get curt? Do you prefer I just nod my head and agree with you, or do you actually want to know what I think? Just asking. It’s important to me to understand whether you want the thing to be great, or if you want to be great. Depending on your answer, I will behave differently. Also, depending on your answer, I may not stick around too long.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on November 15, 2018

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