CEOs face a broad lack of trust. In fact, more than half of the global general population surveyed as part of the Edelman Trust Barometer CEO Supplement do not trust CEOs. At the same time, there is a lack of awareness of who CEOs are.
Here are 5 habits that you can adopt to improve your leadership style.
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. They ask what’s going on in their lives and listen deeply and remember those things.
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.
Are 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.
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.
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.