In Edgar H. Schein’s book, Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, he mentions the Johari Window tool, which was invented by two American psychologists — Joe Luft and Harry Ingham — in 1955.
Instead of me trying to explain it, I would highly recommend watching this two-minute video clip:
I have written before about the importance of leaders being transparent with their team. I had the good fortune of experiencing my longtime mentor, Ken Kunkel, model the behaviors that are discussed in the video.
Are you the Marlboro Man (or whatever the equivalent is for a woman)? Would your team say they know you really well?