I write a lot about leadership and management, and I have been concerned that in the current environment the act of management is getting nearly impossible. Fear not! I have an idea. When all is said and done, we know that effective leadership and management depend on open and honest communication. And when you get down to the nuts and bolts of relationships, aren’t they supposed to be anchored to honesty and respect? After all, whether we are at work or hanging out with friends, we want to be around people who value us for who we are, right?
But therein lies the rub.