Some may argue that leaders looking to be liked are searching for the wrong thing in the workplace; whilst team bonding is important – as is commanding respect from your staff – great leaders throughout history have proven that respect rarely comes from pandering to those in your team in the hopes of being liked.
In fact, a Glassdoor study that quizzed workers on what they look for in a boss found that qualities such as ‘straight talker’ ‘reliable’ and ‘logical’ feature highly on the list, whilst ‘likeable’ isn’t even factored.
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