Leadership today is very different to any time in the past.
The ability to lead others is dependent, first and foremost, on being able to lead oneself through life in a thoughtful and intact manner, which creates an aura of success that others can trust.
There are many qualities that a true leader has and this article will focus on one of them. Each of the following articles will focus on one of the qualities to create a web of Leadership Qualities.
The first Leadership quality is Care.
Care has many expressions especially in leadership, whereby the first parameters is to care for people and demonstrate it to them repeatedly.
To know each one by name, to show interest in them as people, to know their successes and reflect it back to them, regularly. To give them the sense that they count. To know their hardship and to be able to deal with them as human to human without pulling rank.
Humans today lack care and sometimes are suspicious when they meet it, therefore it is important not to expect immediate gratitude for one's care but to keep giving it.
Care has long term results which help organizations survive changes - Care from Leadership is contagious and often affects the work force in a stabilizing manner, which often reduces turn over and increases overall effectiveness. It doesn't cost anything but yields great results.
In my Leadership seminars we train leaders how to express care in a balance and thoughtful manner which builds their personal stature and Charisma