14 Oct Engaged Leadership: Five Habits of Engaging Leaders
What do engaging leaders do to get their people inspired? An engaged leadership knows that there are five habits you can adopt guaranteed to transform you into a highly engaging leader.
5 Habits of An Engaged Leadership
1. Take an interest in people’s lives. Studies show that engaged leadership takes a genuine interest in their people’s lives, they tend to be more engaged. Ask what’s going on in their lives and listen deeply and remember those things.
2. Make people feel good about themselves. Not feeling recognized is the most prevalent reason people quit their jobs. Catch them in the act of doing something right and extend praise.
3. Be positive and optimistic. Research shows that leaders who have a 5 – 1 positive to negative ratio are more admired. So be optimistic and positive about your life, position, and company. People thrive and want to be around positive optimistic leaders.
4. Add value. Give positive feedback to your people with the intention of helping them grow. Studies show that employees (especially younger ones) want feedback, not just at formal appraisal time, but all the time.
5. Ask more questions. People want to know that their opinions matter and that their leaders hear them. Not being heard is the second more sited reason people quit their jobs.
Practicing these five simple habits each day, will simply change everything.