Kindness is a crucial trait for leaders, as it enables them to build strong, collaborative, and productive teams with inclusive work environments.
Here are four very important reasons why a leader must always be kind:
Kindness builds trust and respect. When leaders are kind, they show that they care about others and demonstrate empathy and understanding. Consequently, this can help to build trust and respect with employees and foster a culture of collaboration and support within an organization.
Kindness fosters collaboration and teamwork. When leaders are kind, they create a culture of collaboration and support by encouraging employees to work together and support one another. As a result, this can help to build strong and effective teams and enable organizations to achieve their goals and objectives.
Kindness enhances communication and relationship-building. When leaders are kind, they create an environment in which employees feel comfortable and safe to communicate openly and honestly. In turn, this can help to improve communication and relationship-building, and enable leaders to better understand the needs and perspectives of their employees.
Kindness promotes a positive work culture. When leaders are kind, they create a positive and supportive work environment. Furthermore, this shows employees that they are valued and appreciated, which can help to promote a positive work culture and enable organizations to attract and retain top talent.
There are many reasons why leaders must always be kind, but perhaps the most important is that kindness shows that people matter to their leader.
Lead From Within: Kindness matters in leadership. It enables leaders to build trust, create a positive and inclusive work environment, and foster collaboration and support among their teams.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.