Long valued in personal relationships, transparency is now a critical workplace trait, too. In a world that is being shaped more and more by digital technology and social media, employees want to work for leaders that are more human, less perfect and reliably forthcoming about the direction their business is headed. They want leaders that are relatable, and that can deliver a balance between knowledge (the head) and wisdom (the heart). What happens when employers deliver? More efficient problem-solving, more natural teamwork and more authentic relationships, to start.

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