On January 8th, 2015, Andy Stanley released a podcast episode entitled: “Open-Handed Staffing” where he discusses a leadership strategy whereby your employees trust you enough to give you bad news directly.
Being an open-handed leader requires a reputation for patience and availability to your staff. You are the first, rather than the last to know when the smooth operation and mission orientation of your organization hits “a bump” in the road. As a result, you are given the opportunity to encourage and coach, restrategize, and be there for those you manage in a way that endears people to your leadership, enhances your influence, and quite possibly increases the bottom line.
You can find Andy Stanley’s podcast entitled “Open-Handed Staffing” here: