Randy Conley is right on target in this article on Leading with Trust. He asks a simple question to leaders, “are you easy to follow?” His 10 characteristics of great leaders are consistent with my observations as well. Check it out and let me know what you think.
That was the response from a friend when we were recently talking about how much she enjoys her job. She’s worked with this person for several years, they have a great rapport, and she loves her work. She said the fact that her boss is easy to work with is a primary reason for her success and job satisfaction.
Her statement got me thinking about my own leadership. Am I easy to follow? I’d like to think so, but of course, the only real opinion that matters is that of my team members. Considering leadership in general, what makes a person easy to follow? I think the answers are pretty straight forward and common sense, but often not common practice because our own personality quirks and baggage get in the way.
As I’ve considered this question, the following 10 leadership practices have come clear…
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