Most women business owners want to run a successful business while being popular with their employees. Although this is sometimes difficult, you can have a great relationship with your staff while running a profitable business.
Five Ways to Be an Effective Yet Likeable CEO
1. Treat employees like people.
Invest time in learning about employees’ spouses or partners, as well as their children.
2. Focus on the positive.
Look for and comment on staff members’ strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses.
3. Stop talking, start listening.
Don’t feel that you always have to be the center of attention. Gain rapport by asking questions and really listening to the answers.
4. Don’t overreact to mistakes.
Problems will arise in any business, Focus on correcting the process rather than the person.
5. Be friendly, but not too personal.
Don’t share your personal problems or come across as needy. You employees want and need a leader.