Why leaders need people skills
Today's Tuesday Reading is John Baldoni's column "Why Leaders Need People Skills". This is a familiar topic to alumni of the IT Leaders Program but I thought that we could all benefit from Baldoni's point of view. He notes: "Top executives [and I would say leaders at all levels] are ... returning to a most fundamental tenet of leadership: the ability to connect with others in order to build trust and effectively lead in times of great challenge and change. Call it the people-skills revolution."
He ends his column: "To lead, an ability to communicate as well as understand, support, and develop people is essential. Business is tough, yes, but a little warmth around the edges sure helps people get through the day."
Find your takeaway from the piece and work to make it a practice this week.
. . . . . jim