Being Transparent is a Part of Modern Leadership – Behind the Scenes

Many leaders don’t understand the benefits of being transparent. They also don’t understand the transparency line. In today’s special behind-the-scenes episode, you will discover the importance of being transparent. We look at some examples that will help you to be a better leader. In my experience, leaders that wrestle with transparency also struggle with trusting others.

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Behind the Scenes: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Today, we talk about the transparency line. In fact, we talk about being transparent is a part of modern leadership. Now you may think you’re pretty transparent. You may share the things that, you know, financials or even the way you feel about people, but your transparency line has a very clear place.

[00:00:21] You know what means you’ve gone too far. You have that feeling of. And vulnerability that comes up often when we have those transparent moments. When you think about your own leadership, I would urge you to, to really look at your transparency line, are you willing to go beyond what’s comfortable? A lot of the research of fast-growth companies and a lot of the conversations and clients I have, they’re transparent.

[00:00:48] But there’s always a place where you draw the line. And usually, that line is, you know, somewhere in the middle of transparency, but great companies and great leaders are willing to be very transparent. I call this remarkably transparent. What you really were looking for here is a place where people will say, you know, I’ve never had a leader share that with me before.

[00:01:12] I’ve never had someone really trust me with that information. And they’re not sure what to do with it at first, but, they begin to really appreciate it. If they find connection and transfer. Some examples of this are from my podcast and from my clients. I won’t give you details of names, but let me just give you some ideas, the financial transparency, this is where you share what makes up your company, the numbers.

[00:01:38] You probably share revenue. You probably share some of the expenses, maybe even share margins and profitability, but sometimes people are too afraid to share everything. Now, I think that employees should be trusted enough to give them everything they need to move the business forward, to make decisions, to empower them.

[00:01:58] And if you have your transparency too far in the middle, or maybe too far away from remarkably transparent, you’ll never create the connection and never feel the empowerment across the organization. Another type of transparency. Is that what you share and give feedback to others? Are you willing to truly tell them how you feel about their work, about their attitude, about their timeliness?

[00:02:25] Because a lot of leaders are afraid to be that level of trust. They dance around that. They avoid it and they wait for it to fester and get really bad before they bring it up. But I’ll be honest with you when I talk to great leaders, one of the things they have in common is they are willing to be really transparent all the time.

[00:02:47] Even when it’s difficult. And even when it’s something they’re not quite sure how to bring the words to it, they prepare for those conversations, but they’re willing to have them. And so you want to make sure that you’re bringing all elements of transparency to your organization. If you want fast growth, I study the Inc 5,000 founders and CEOs.

[00:03:07] All of the interviews that we put on this show are all about that. Looking back at how they become the leaders that. And they believe in transparency being transparent is a part of modern life. That’s me take on the behind-the-scenes today. My name is Gene Hammett. I hope leaders go beyond what they believe is possible to create teams that are amazing increase the value of their company.

[00:03:30] And this is what I love to do every day. If I can help you in any way, make sure you reach out free content at and you can also schedule a call with me if you want, when you think of leadership and you think of growth, think of “Growth Think Tank”. As always lead with courage. We’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

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