What are the styles, values and approaches to management of a great leader? Here are some interesting insights in to how the best leaders connect with their employees. There are certainly a number that I can relate to with some of the leaders I have worked for or dealt with in the past. Which ones are you familiar with most or like to adopt yourself?
Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things. The simple truth is that leadership (and life, really) is about people and relationships. And you can start with the proven fact that great leaders are real people. Or, if you prefer -- they are authentic. But the term "authenticity" doesn't jive well in a cold, transactional, business world. We need to unpack this for day-to-day application so most heads will nod and say, "Ah, I get this and I can do it." Here's how exceptional leaders make a difference by displaying their authenticity: