Who are you? Working for company X. The director of Y. You are more than that! The loving mother, father, daughter, son. The individual who enjoys being out in nature, who likes to remodel the house, who volunteers for a good cause. You have a story of triumphs and tragedies. Bring all that you are to work to build stronger connections. Yes, this means also sharing some private information and showing your vulnerability. No, you can’t control the outcome. And still, people will likely reciprocate and open up for better relationships and higher levels of trust.
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How