Popularity does not make for great leadership.
In fact, popularity seeking leaders are notorious for not making the tough calls. The very calls that every business needs to be successful.
Great leaders attract respect. Being popular is not the same as being respected.
When leaders focus on being liked, that need for popularity gets in the way of the business. Some cases in point from my clients:
We’ve all seen leaders who take niceness and friendship to the extreme. Aside from not making the tough calls, they promote lousy managers because they are nice gals, or guys. They refuse to fire the people who aren’t doing their jobs because “they’ve been with the company forever.” Worst of all? They think they’re doing the right things.
They make personal rather than profound decisions. With every employee watching.
I’m not saying that you have to be an ass to be a great leader. That’s the other extreme.
If you want to be a successful leader that is respected; be fair, make the tough decisions and be transparent about how you do just that.
Every employee is watching you. If you think they don’t know that Ken is your buddy or Jen is slacking… think again. Every employee in your company knows when you make a bad decision. They know way more than you think they do.
They also know when you’re choosing the easy decision over the tough ones. They pay attention to the business. It keeps them employed, gives them a home and puts food on the tables for their families. That’s their priority. Running the business to deliver their paycheck is yours.
When you make a decision that reeks in popularity and favoritism, you lose the respect of your people.
Once you lose their respect, you’ve lost the right to call yourself a leader.
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Motivating every individual and team to deliver at their peak potential.
Communicating in the most compelling way to teams and employees.
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