It won’t take long for employees to recognize something is missing in a leader’s relationship with them if one or more of these key attributes are not accepted, and practiced by their leader. People who manage others, but do not lead them, are those who do not consider any or all of these attributes important. Unfortunately, as stated before, there are more managers than leaders operating in today’s world; in government, profit and non-profit organizations, churches, and families.
I overheard two conversations just this week; one about their manager who is on an ego trip, and another about being, “at the end of the rope with their boss”. The choice is clear to me. Either accept responsibilities of being a leader or choose disgruntled, unproductive employees looking to escape their situation.