Whether your title is supervisor, manager, vice-president, or CEO the people who are assigned to follow your lead will honor you more when they know you care. Figuring out how a caring leader behaves and how a caring leader balances the weight of leadership responsibility is a continuous process of learning how to lead, which is a practice, for instance, in a Fully-Verified company, but also at many other successful companies.
Here are five telling behaviors of a caring leader:
1. A leader who cares will share the vision, even involve followers in creating the vision, and ask others how they see themselves fitting into that picture whenever the situation allows for the input of others.
2. A leader who cares will choose to act from strength of character in and out of the presence of her followers.
3. A leader who cares will make time to interact with and listen to those they lead.