Employees today want a leader who is inspiring, cares about people and is interested in growth and development. This means, as a leader, you must be intentional in your actions and be aware of what’s going on around you, rather than simply doing what’s automatic. One must not come at the expense of the other. For new leaders in particular, the concept of finding a balance between people and task can become overwhelming.
In this interview we talk to the author of The Dynamic Leader, Shelley Flett, who shares the importance of leaders nurturing relationships as well as driving performance. She shares opportunities for leaders to improve how they engage, enable and influence along with the importance of holding both yourself and others accountable to commitments.