In This Episode

There is a relatively recent trend in business, and in other parts of life for that matter, as it relates to transparency. Particularly as it relates to how to create more of it in the business. Seems like a simple enough question, but it’s not easy to do for most business owners. Why?

Many of the current business owners were brought up in times where subordinates didn’t ask questions or challenge authority. That mentality has certainly changed. People these days ask lots of questions, even ones that might seem inappropriate. So are they trying to be nosy or helpful or somewhere in between?

In tonight’s show we talk about some of the things you can do to provide more transparency and gave several examples of our business coaching clients who have both done a good and not so good job on the transparency front. The biggest part of this has to do with creating trust within the organization. Building trust starts with getting up in front of your team and explaining some of the “whys” in your business and how you make decisions.

People, Companies and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

  • International Talk Like A Pirate Day (
  • Steve The Pirate from Dodgeball the movie (
  • Tales from the Crypt (
  • Rotary International (