Wisdom says, “Stand up to be seen. Speak up to be heard. Sit down to be appreciated.”
The application reaches into many areas, but it certainly has relevance for leaders.
Leaders should be accessible and approachable. Questions need to be answered, plans discussed, and vision plotted.
Leaders must be clear. Leaders need to be decisive, but they must also be clear and precise.
Leaders also need to know their limitations. They must know the balance and limits of their time and talent.
Followers value leaders who are visible, understood, and work within the boundaries of their ability.