Should you get close to your people?

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When I first moved into a leadership role, I had a lot of people tell me that I shouldn’t get close to my people. Some of my mentors, at the time, would go on and on telling how “you can’t be friends or let them get close to you.”

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6 thoughts on “Should you get close to your people?

  1. Great points! It can be a very hard line to walk sometimes, because the employees that are also our friends can struggle when we do have to discipline. I like the goal that we should keep them focused and avert issues when we can.

  2. cherylfoston says:

    Reblogged this on whatcherylsaid… and commented:
    Great leadership advice. Our organization just had an Extended Leadership Offsite and this would have been helpful information. Reblogging it to blog.

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