In retrospect, I truly believe the reason for our ability to perform at a high level was our deep trust in one another, established through a genuine desire to know and care for each other.
Be a leader, not just a boss.
I lead through making personal connections. Leaders truly care about the people they work with; bosses simply get the job done. While I recognize that everyone has their own leadership approach, I like to get to know the people I work with and grow to genuinely care for them. I want to learn what they’re passionate about and what their interests are outside of work—not simply so I can leverage that for the good of the organization, but for the sake of my team knowing they are respected and seen for who they are beyond the job.