Traveling around the world has me often looking for some way to connect to the internet. It is amazing to think how disconnected it feels when there is an extended period without the internet.
The connection is not about the internet. The internet is the tool through which we connect to family and friends. Without this connection something is missing, even empty.
The world has become dependent on the internet. A culture all its own has been created and it connects people around the world.
Since we are talking about the internet, try a Google search on leaders being connected. Within seconds you will discover nearly seven million articles on the subject. We cannot exhaust them all in a few lines in a leadership post.
Leaders must be connected to those who are following, but how? Here are 5 suggestions.
1) Get involved in their lives.
2) Be more transparent.
3) Give others something to believe in.
4) Relate individually.
5) Give genuine complements.
This connection creates a demonstration of love and care. It is not easy connecting to others. However, when we find ways to connect, it will work every time.