Show Followers You're Human -- Warts and All
In these "empowered" times, followers are hard to find--unless you're a leader who excels at capturing people's hearts, minds, and spirits. How do you do that? One way is to reveal your weaknesses.
No one wants to work with a perfect leader--he or she doesn't appear to need help. So, show you're human, warts and all. But pick a flaw that others consider a strength, such as workaholism. And avoid exposing weaknesses that others see as fatal (such as ignorance of discounted cash flow if you're a finance manager). By revealing weaknesses, you build collaboration and solidarity between you and your followers, while underscoring your approachability.
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