Monday, March 31, 2014

Sidjae Walia on Likeability

Good day leaders,
Likeability and Effectiveness
Many determine the success of a leader by the results that are produced. Two leaders may produce the same results, but one, leader A, may produce it a week earlier. There are several factors which could impact Leader A obtaining the results before Leader B, however, today we will focus on one factor - likeability. Leadership expert, John Maxwell, cites relationship-building as the foundation of leadership. Leaders who take the time to know and understand their team members and colleagues, who demonstrate care and support, and who, in spite of their title, are relatable to others, have a high likeability factor. Likeability is the factor where individuals like you and are willing to go the extra mile to support you. A leader with a high likeability score is more likely to complete projects on time and within budget, as there is more support and less resistance from team members and colleagues, thereby increasing their effectiveness.
A leader who is likeable is not to be confused with a people-pleaser. A people-pleaser gets nothing done because such a person is torn in several directions trying to please everybody. Leaders must be clear about their priorities and the job that needs to be done. However, they should also have good relationships with others, as this becomes especially important to their success during crunch times.
What type of relationship do you enjoy with your team members and colleagues? On a scale of 0 (low) to 10 (high) where do you suppose your colleagues and team members would rank you? What one thing can you do differently to improve your likeability score?
To Your Unlimited Possibilities,
Sidjae Walia
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