America Back to Work Ep 44: Sharon O’Donnell, OHR Consulting

How to Create a Culture of Transparent Leadership

People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses. One of the traits that makes a “bad boss” is a lack of transparency—so much so that companies with transparent communications are seeing reduced turnover, more engaged employees, and more energized teams. 

But how do you take a company that’s stuck in the old days of corporate hierarchy to 2023—where employees are actually kept in the loop of what’s happening at a company?

Sharon O’Donnell has the secrets to creating a culture of transparent leadership, and she’s on this episode of America Back to Work to share them. With more than 20 years of HR experience, a degree in Organizational Management, and the SPHR certification, she provides a perspective that can help any HR team transform leadership at their organization.

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