As a leader, there is an interesting balance to being “liked”. Research shows that there are three personality traits that stand out and make for collaborative and cooperative team members:
It makes sense. The more we like our leaders, the more we tend to respect them. I recognize it is a balance and we need to have respect too, but let’s face it, likeability is the gateway drug to better relationships.
The ability to develop better relationships is the foundation of all great leaders.
“Some leaders are likable and others are not — because they choose to be. Often, leaders who are the most fulfilled genuinely desire to be liked by others.” – Ken Gosnell
Leading along the road with you,
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