The ability of a leader to engage their team is a hot topic these days. The pressure of getting results can often make it difficult to do. Further, typically, many of the people in leadership positions are naturally results oriented people in their behavioral style. You do not see as many leaders who are naturally relationship oriented.
So, the key is how do the results oriented leaders adapt and engage their team on a relationship basis?
A key to this is that the leader firstly understands their own strengths and struggles, and then knows the same of their team members. The team members need to feel understood and be managed uniquely, which means the leader has to adapt. This is what provides the more customized work place experience. The team will then feel appreciated and connected with.
However, there are many more things leaders have to do to in terms of their approach to leadership beyond behavioral awareness. Although, a behaviorally aware leader will more naturally be able to manage his or her team respectfully and meaningfully.
The following article in Inc magazine provides a great list of 10 things bosses can do to engage their employees once they have behavioral awareness – Click Here to Read the article.