Do you remember the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen? When all his courtiers were too afraid to tell the Emperor that he was naked for fear of being labeled stupid?
Ever feel that sometimes your team might be trying to tell you something but can’t?
This is the result of a culture where a team is afraid to be open and honest, and tell their colleagues and leaders (like you) the truth. Even if the truth might hurt.