Jeckle and Hyde?

I have been thinking about a comment made by one of my staff this week. In a conversation with me about a post-it note message I left on her desk (that she wasn’t very happy about) she said, “I’m beginning to see a difference between the email James and the person James.”

At the time, I didn’t think much of it but it has stuck with me. Am I perceivably different in my communications via email compared to in person?

I know I often construct emails more succinctly and will often give a lot of thought to the content. Perhaps this comes over as too formal?

I have a long running issue about staff wanting more face-to-face communication but this is difficult in shared Headship.

What does this mean for me?

I need to be consistent. I need to be authentic. I (my values, my personal stance) need to come through in all my communications.

Some further reflection required!

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