Engaging Leadership

If You Lead (Well), They Will Follow

What makes a good leader?  Tough Guy or Nice Guy?  A boss who push­es employ­ees to a high­er stan­dard of excel­lence?  Or a boss who empha­sizes trust and empow­er­ment?  The boss who gets the great­est com­mit­ment from employ­ees has a com­bi­na­tion of these two styles.  Keep your eye on the goal, but keep con­nect­ed to your peo­ple. Then lead, and they will follow.

Nice or Tough: Which Approach Engages Employ­ees Most