There are leaders who engage naturally with people, and leaders who are simply uncomfortable with engagement at a human level. The former have an advantage over the latter, clearly. Engaged leaders work with employees; those who shun engagement have employees who work for them, not necessarily with them.
It’s a distinction with a difference. The engaged leader brings people together to serve a common cause; the disengaged leader hires people and tells them what to do, but never really gives them the reason ‘why’.
Via Happy_Laurence, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Fabrice De Zanet, David Hain