How to Lead Using Kindness
when you ask the general public to mention some qualities of great leadership then the word kindness is not likely to come up. Demanding and aggressive is how most people like to portray the individuals who are in leadership. The leaders will also have the tendency of always expecting the best when it comes to their employees. They will need to be willing to bring the hammer down when things are not going right. there will be no room for kindness to fit there. The culture that is currently in business is the one that has led to this situation. the leaders now believe that they need to be emotionless and ruthless because of the trends in the modern world. If you are in any leadership position at work, then you should begin to make the changes to you wish to see.
Being understanding is a trait that is undervalued in leaders but it is essential for good leadership. When a leader is not completely understanding, then you will find that people will not want to work for them. There will be a drift from the domineering presence who seems to always expect the workers to be as the boss thinks they need to be, by the employees. Reality is messy as things will happen and people will make mistakes. Getting to understand that these problems will not make someone a poor employee will be essential for good leadership.
Take the time to show some generosity to the staff members. You can do this by showing your appreciation of those you lead on major holidays like their birthdays or even having a Christmas party and sending ekarda Christmas E-cards. You should also find some ways for you to be generous with your time. There are times when an employee is looking to get some extra clarification or they just want to talk to you. You should be generous and afford them the time they need to feel comfortable and confident in their roles.
If there is something that is necessary for leadership is honesty. The people that work for you and with you need to feel like you are always speaking your mind. They should feel like you are being honest with them and that you have not hidden any information from them. This may at times mean that you have to confront some uncomfortable truths but it will be worth it. This will be better than being seen as secretive. Your working experience will be long and fruitful when you do this.
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