Paul Alberti replied to the topic Do you treat employees as human equals, with respect? in the forum GovLeaders 7 years, 4 months ago
I find it interesting, I have been having conversations with people on leadership for years, only recently online. Considering leadership is something we all do at some level, there are classes, certificates, even undergraduate and master’s level programs – and we are still discussing it. People know good leadership – but cannot define it.
When I retired from the Army Reserves last Sept – I told the NCOs and Officers, after 28 years of doing this stuff called leadership it is my opinion to be a good leader you have to care, really care. However, the hard thing is when you care that much you make yourself vulnerable. You become vulnerable to other people’s opinions about you and your decisions, about whom you talked to and whom you did not talk to, everything you do is reviewed, analyzed and armchair quarterbacked – and usually without the same information you have.
So, if you really care, by default, you treat people right, you really listen, you praise, and you mentor/coach and educate. So who cares what you had for breakfast if your Team, Branch, Division, Organization is working well, efficiently and a shining example of good leadership?
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