Why You Should Make Yourself More Visible in the Workplace

FreshBooks CEO Mike McDerment creates connectedness by making leadership transparent—literally

 
Written by Kristene Quan

As co-founder and chief executive officer of FreshBooks, the cloud-based accounting software service, Mike McDerment sets his staff expectations high and makes sure to support them so they meet the bar.

When he’s at the company’s Toronto office, he rarely sits down to work on something himself—he’ll get interrupted about every seven minutes. For that reason, instead of being responsible for producing, he devotes his time to helping others solve problems.

McDerment tells us why he wants to be visible to his staff and why his mornings are the only quiet time he needs.

(Photos by Jaime Hogge)

This article is from the August 2015 issue of Canadian Business. Subscribe now!

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