How to Make a Report Open Up to You?

Something I learned today from the book “The Making of a Manager” by Julie Zhuo is how to deal with the situation when you are a new manager of a team and need to have a report open up to you.

The book recommends for such a situation to try to gain the trust of the report by actually opening up yourself and taking the leading step. This can be by sharing a story where you failed in something, or sharing some weakness of yours, in other words talking about a personal vulnerability.

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