Great read. Self disclosure is important in building the relationships needed for you to succeed. However, the how-to and what-to are very important in the self disclosure steps. Learn the acceptable and not-so-much. Leadership and management
Excerpt: In our fast-paced world of instant messaging and twitter, organizations and their leaders need to be able to respond to changing demands quickly, and with accurate information. Coworkers need to be able to hit the ground running with levels of intimacy and trust in each other and in their leaders that typically develop slowly over time, sometimes called “swift trust.” But is there really a short-cut to that kind of trust?
Psychologists have long known that self-disclosure is one of the hallmarks of intimate relationships. Revealing your motives, intentions, goals, values, and emotions, can increase liking and feelings of intimacy. There is considerable evidence that leaders who disclose their authentic selves to followers can build not only trust, but generate greater cooperation and teamwork as well. Yet successful and strategic self-disclosure is a leadership competency that many leaders have yet to acquire. Used incorrectly, or in the wrong corporate environment, self-disclosure can backfire.