Some people cover everything they say in a fuzzy layer of vagueness so they can never be questioned or challenged.
It’s a sign of a toxic work culture.
Healthy work cultures invite questions. In a healthy work culture you’re keen to seek out the challenge.
In a toxic work culture, it’s often more about the person than anything. Ultimately, of course, about who’s to blame if something fails. So you better cover yourself.
In a healthy work culture, the opposite is true. It’s about the destination and how we can best get there. As a team. And so you seek out the loopholes.
Clarity is the tool to achieve this. Leaders who light the path invite it.