Leaders should be themselves and encourage others to do the same, says Lisa Buckingham, chief people, place and brand officer at Lincoln Financial Group. "As a leader, you should feel confident in having salient discussions with every member of your team, and your team needs to know it is a two-way street and that they can come to you," she says.
Lincoln Financial exec: Why leaders should be authentic
Sign up for HR People + Strategy SmartBrief
News for and about HR executives
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.