You might be a smart, capable boss running a successful small business. You might be a great leader in charge of a crack team. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some things you should never say to your staff. Certain topics can destroy the confidence of your team.
For example, never admit you don’t have a plan. That will destroy trust and confidence, no matter how true it is. You should always have a plan, but even when you’re not sure it will work out you should never tell anyone that. Likewise, you should never tell your staff when you’re not sure about something. Great leaders build confidence, and that means they have to be positive about the future and confident about their own actions. You should also keep your personal woes to yourself as a leader. Letting people know that you’re stressed out will do little but stress out your employees, and telling people about your money woes will make your staff worried about the company. Keep information like this to yourself at work, and your team will never have a reason not to trust you.
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