Written By Geoff Talbot & Athaliah Renee - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog.
Leaders, people are your greatest asset. (Tweet)
At their best, they are wildly creative, have unique perspectives and carry within them a profound ability to connect and form deep relationships with others.
But for some strange reason and if we’re brutally honest, there are certain leaders who seem to be afraid of the very best that people have to offer; this type of leader embodies the very antithesis of genuine leadership.
He instead wields control, manipulation and suppression as tools of leadership — allowing no one to be his creative and individual self — molding a workplace culture that simply can not last.
The presence of this fear is now more prevalent than ever and can be seen on the social media channels of the corporations and businesses led by this particular style of leading (Sidebar: We personally know of corporations who give their staff members a 50-page policy document to read before they can even tweet on behalf of the company).
The result: a leader’s greatest asset now regarded as a corporate liability.
It is time to unlock your people (#7wordquote), time to be a genuine leader who liberates the genuine voices of your people allowing them to speak, engage and create a diverse and true mosaic that represents your company’s culture on social media.