Is It Important to be Liked - Part 2
Here’s a link to the original question and the responses: Do you need to be liked in order to lead?
There were many thoughtful responses along with some great suggestions for additional reading. The most interesting suggestion was to download the Army Field Manual on Leadership. I’ve added it to my reading list.
As I expected, the majority of responses (8 by my count) said that it was not necessary. A couple said that it was necessary. Several said “it depends.” Maybe they were afraid they wouldn’t be liked if they took a stand.
“Respected”, “Honest” and “Ethical” were all mentioned as necessary traits in several responses.
Other adjectives included: visionary, intelligent, inspiring, compassionate, respectful, humane, humble, fair, unbiased, and trusted. There was even one that said it was important to be “acceptable.” That last one seems like a fairly low bar to me.