Tag Archives: honesty

Questioning Leadership: How to Get the Answers You Need in a Crisis

When I argued that the “A” in leadership is asking questions, I emphasized the importance of courage and curiosity. Asking questions means getting nuanced and relevant information from colleagues and followers in order to lead effectively. It’s particularly important in a crisis. But there’s a bigger challenge embedded in this not-so-small strategy — how do […]

Lillian Cunningham on honest leadership and Andrew Mason’s farewell

There’s more to authenticity than being yourself — honesty is a refreshing part of being present in an authentic way, even during your farewell! Lillian Cunningham, the Washington Post’s “On Leadership” Blog editor, had this to say about Andrew Mason’s farewell memo when he was fired from Google last month: “Honesty and authenticity are so […]