People are smart. Be honest.

Let’s Talk Teams


June 29, 2021


9 min
Sometimes managers feel like they’re actually helping their team members by keeping them from the raw truth. But people are smart, and they often figure it out anyway! Chris and Michael discuss how the truth is best coming straight from your mouth, and how being honest with your team builds trust.

Show Notes:

The truth is sometimes uncomfortable – whether it’s about issues going on if your organization or the direct feedback you need to share with your team members. But people are smart, and they’ll get a sense when you’re keeping something from them, and it will inhibit the trust you seek to create.

In this short episode Michael and Chris talk about how courageously sharing the truth, where it’s feasible, is better than having them figure it out on their own.

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You can follow Michael @jmichaelprobert and Chris at @chriszaugg.

Let’s Talk Teams is a podcast by Uptick the one-on-one tool that helps managers and their team members change vague meetings into meaningful conversations.