Day 20 Connection Challenge: Ask for Early Input

As leaders we are often expected to be experts and have all the answers. This not only creates false expectations of each of us, it disengages our teams and increases business risk. Getting earlier input around plans and proposals makes for better decisions and increased team engagement. Try it today. #betransparent #connectionchallenge

Day 16 Connection Challenge: Reconnect with the Past

Do you have an old colleague or manager you’d like to acknowledge for past support? Take the time today to let them know: Send an email, make a call or send a message via social media. Or maybe even write an old-fashioned card. #begiving #betransparent #beauthentic #connectionchallenge

Day 14 Connection Challenge: Seek out a Diverse Opinion

Before making a decision today, go ask the opinion of someone who is likely to have a different viewpoint. Not only does this help encourage better, more creative solutions, it helps build trust. #beinclusive #betransparent #becurious #connectionchallenge

Day 8 Connection Challenge: Tell a Story

In her amazing TED talk on vulnerability, researcher Brene Brown says that stories are “data with a soul.” Whether you are presenting to an audience of 1000 or having a 1-1 conversation, stories help to build trust and emotionally engage other people. Try it today. #beauthentic #betransparent #connectionchallenge