Effective leadership means

You and your colleagues have a new boss, Susan Steel, an American. Some of you know of Susan, a few have met her at company conferences, but none have worked directly with or for her.

Because Susan wants to quickly get oriented, she has invited each of her direct reports for a one-to-one talk per video. She would like to understand the expectations of her as the team lead, but also communicate her views about the optimal working relationship between team lead and team.

You are one of Susan’s direct reports. You want to help her understand what makes for an optimal working relationship between a team lead and team in your culture. What do you say to Susan?