Business leadership is no longer defined as yelling orders & being tough. Yet can you be too nice to lead? Here's how/when from The People-Skills Coach™.
The word leader used to mean strong, directive, and sometimes unfeeling. That picture has shifted to less directive and more in touch with employees’ needs.
Yet where is the balance between results-focused and people-focused? In tough moments …
Are you too nice to lead?
There are team members who want, welcome, and will only work for a nice leader — until they see that the nice leader won’t address poor performance and cannot negotiate tough issues with other teams and management.
They feel unprotected and at the mercy of slacking team members and other teams.
So much for being nice!
Via Jose Luis Yañez