Leading in the Limelight
When you take up the mantle of leadership, you put down your right to privacy. Dr. Joyce Russell, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business, shares her thoughts on how to maximize the good of this and deal with the downsides. She notes:
Once we move into a leadership role, our comments and behaviors are now under observation – whom you talk to, how long you talk to them, what you talk about, what behaviors you respond to or ignore – all of these things are being observed by your employees or others. And, with the fast pace of social media, many more individuals can “tune in” to what you espouse. This loss of privacy can be overwhelming to some leaders and they may have trouble remembering that they are under a microscope.