For all our talk of authenticity and genuiness as positive and desired traits, we often fall rather short of being truly transparent and open.
... and this is not necessarily a bad thing.
While openness creates strong relationships and enhances leadership, we might want to think a little before we become completely open.
I don’t know about you, but I know parts of me that I will never knowingly or willingly share with anyone else, regardless of the relationship or situation. My thoughts are not consistently charitable or kind, my inclinations can be more emotion-driven than is good for me, and I do not always act in my own best interests … and that’s just the stuff I WILL share.
Caveat: You may be thinking right now “Why doesn’t he get some help for these afflictions?”, which is a reasonable question to ask, but more complex to answer than you…
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