Leaders, Are You Helpfully Objective or Actually Indifferent?
by Kate Nasser |
Leaders claim objectivity is valuable in preventing emotionally skewed decisions. Yet if objectivity is actually indifference or even comes across that way, results from disengaged employees suffer terribly.
Leaders, are you helpfully objective or actually indifferent?
- Considers all perspectives to ensure accurate results
- Researches what is behind emotion to unearth weighty factors
- Gets close enough to find and see the truth
- Respects passion’s lift more than fearing its drag
- Boldly taps emotion to inspire employees and engage them to reach results
Turns into or Seems Like Indifference
When leaders …
- Glorify measurements over all other types of data and information
- Distance themselves in the fear that getting close will squelch their honesty
- Mislabel all passion as illogical
- Act solo because they lack trust in those around them
- Revel in the comfort and false security of their own views and personality type
- Eschew diverse new views under the guise of tried-and-true ways
- Hold their positional power and/or occupational training as the pre-eminent or ultimate factor in decision making
Objectivity requires a true and complete picture. It has the power to see the value behind emotion. It elevates the view by understanding diverse perspectives.
Fear, the comfort of habit, and an overly procedural approach disguise indifference as objectivity and lead to the very skewed decisions leaders want to avoid.
Leaders, identify what obstacles are keeping you from engaging with employees, diverse views, and closer relationships. Developing emotional intelligence and overcoming those blocks is far easier than you think and the rewards to true objectivity are great.
I am hear to help you as I have so many others.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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