Mar 4, 2022Liked by Admired Leadership

Very important insights here. In the good old days, "likeability" was seen as a potential weakness in the workplace that could be exploited by subordinates and peers. Likeability is earned by leading in a values-based manner, e.g., showing respect, empathy, and genuine concern for others. Those are behaviors over which Leaders have control. Likeability can strengthen trust, loyalty, and relationships, resulting in more effective Leadership and better results. How others perceive those behaviors and react to them is beyond the Leader's control. Inappropriate responses to the Leader's authentic qualities present an opportunity for a candid, respectful conversation, i.e., another opportunity to enhance "likeability." Thanks for another great ALFN article on an important, albeit underappreciated, topic.

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