Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Explaining your Rationale

In our last post, we began the discussion on how to actually make the shift from consensus or compliance (depending on your tendencies) to commitment. The first of three focus areas was to provide intentional and structured communication to help win the hearts and minds of your people. 

The second, outlined here, is to explain "The Big Why." 

Why Leaders Should Explain The Big Why

leaders explaining rationaleWhen was the last time someone told you what to do without explaining the reason behind their directive? What was your reaction? Did you unquestionably cooperate?