Seven Habits of Likeable Leaders
Seven Habits of Likeable Leaders
What kind of leader are you? Your company is doing well and so are the teams and other executives that report to you. So of course, you’re a good leader. You know how to get things done and you do it. However, are you a likable leader? The business world is full of bosses and so-called leaders that no one likes. Some leaders might not really care if people like them, thinking that likability doesn’t really matter in the long run. However, the more people dislike you, the less likely they are to stick around for the long haul. That could be costly as you might lose valuable people before they achieve their full potential. So with that in mind, what common habits do likable leaders tend to share?
No one enjoys being around someone who is arrogant. Even if a leader is extremely successful, he or she doesn’t have to flaunt it. By being humble, a likeable leader allows others to feel like they are equals instead of inferiors.
Some leaders are not very approachable. You know the kind of person we’re talking about. They are either never around to approach or they always make you feel like they would rather not hear from you when they are around. Likeable leaders make everyone feel valuable, and they allow you to approach them with your ideas, questions, and problems.
Have you ever been to the doctor and felt like if he or she didn’t have a chart in front of them, they would have no clue that you even existed? There are some leaders that can make others feel the same way. A likeable leader, on the other hand, makes people feel important because they are important. They care enough to listen and give their time to those they work with, and they believe in cultivating personal connections.
Have you ever been to the doctor and felt like if he or she didn’t have a chart in front of them, they would have no clue that you even existed? There are some leaders that can make others feel the same way. A likeable leader, on the other hand, makes people feel important because they are important. They care enough to listen and give their time to those they work with, and they believe in cultivating Optimistics.
Being generous does not mean giving away your money, or even handing out plush raises regularly, although that would definitely be generous. However, it really means that a leader is willing to share his or her knowledge and experience freely, without worrying about whether or not someone might use it to gain personal victories or advantages. They are generous with what they know because they want to see you succeed as well.
A likeable leader usually does not have a hot-tempered personality. In fact, most likeable leaders are very even-keeled. They don’t let the heat of the moment get to them, but instead they stay under control. Whether things are sailing smoothly or in an all-out crisis mode, successful leaders know how to stay composed and work through the situation.
Lastly, like any good leader, a likable leader has integrity. This is a trait that can’t be faked. Likable leaders demonstrate integrity in all that they do, both at work and in their personal life, as well as in their actions and words.
We hope you found this article about “Seven Habits of Likeable Leaders” helpful. If you have questions or need expert tax or family office advice that’s refreshingly objective (we never sell investments), please contact us or visit our Family office page or our website at www.GROCO.com. Unfortunately, we no longer give advice to other tax professionals gratis.
To receive our free newsletter, contact us here.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more updates.
Alan Olsen, is the Host of the American Dreams Show and the Managing Partner of GROCO.com. GROCO is a premier family office and tax advisory firm located in the San Francisco Bay area serving clients all over the world.
Alan L. Olsen, CPA, Wikipedia Bio
GROCO.com is a proud sponsor of The American Dreams Show.
The American Dreams show was the brainchild of Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA. It was originally created to fill a specific need; often inexperienced entrepreneurs lacked basic information about raising capital and how to successfully start a business.
Alan sincerely wanted to respond to the many requests from aspiring entrepreneurs asking for the information and introductions they needed. But he had to find a way to help in which his venture capital clients and friends would not mind.
The American Dreams show became the solution, first as a radio show and now with YouTube videos as well. Always respectful of interview guest’s time, he’s able to give access to individuals information and inspiration previously inaccessible to the first-time entrepreneurs who need it most.
They can listen to venture capitalists and successful business people explain first-hand, how they got to where they are, how to start a company, how to overcome challenges, how they see the future evolving, opportunities, work-life balance and so much more..
American Dreams discusses many topics from some of the world’s most successful individuals about their secrets to life’s success. Topics from guest have included:
Creating purpose in life / Building a foundation for their life / Solving problems / Finding fulfillment through philanthropy and service / Becoming self-reliant / Enhancing effective leadership / Balancing family and work…
MyPaths.com (Also sponsored by GROCO) provides free access to content and world-class entrepreneurs, influencers and thought leaders’ personal success stories. To help you find your path in life to true, sustainable success & happiness. It’s mission statement:
In an increasingly complex and difficult world, we hope to help you find your personal path in life and build a strong foundation by learning how others found success and happiness. True and sustainable success and happiness are different for each one of us but possible, often despite significant challenges.
Our mission at MyPaths.com is to provide resources and firsthand accounts of how others found their paths in life, so you can do the same.
See Lynn Thomas’ Recent Interview with Alan Olsen: https://youtu.be/0VFOWFl3wqk Lynn Thomas has been helping clients unlock success, one idea at a time by executing tailored client presentations that deliver extraordinary client experiences. Her firm specializes in creating and implementing plans based on new tax laws and the ever-changing market research. Lynn connects with her clients…
See Dr. Lee Hood’s recent interview with Alan Olsen: https://youtu.be/60DDZ0MJ8QE Dr. Lee M. Hood is best known for his development of technologies which have enabled the advancement of predictive, preventative medicine. Dr Hood’s journey began at a young age, when he was an assistant professor of molecular immunology at California Institute of Technology in 1973.…
See Ali’s recent interview with Alan Olsen on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJyKKqTCaBM Ali Nasser is a serial entrepreneur who has been helping business owners for nearly twenty years. He understands the legacy dilemma and financial freedom that many business owners face when it comes to their life experience, which is why he has developed a powerful and…
Transcript Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. I’m here today with Lynn Thomas. Lynn, welcome to today’s show. Lynn Thomas Thank you for having me on. I’m delighted to be here. Alan Olsen So Lynn, for the listeners, you have a remarkable career. I think you started out with Arthur Andersen. Lynn Thomas Yes, I…