Cold and aloof managers may be unwittingly exhibiting some behaviours that are highly destructive to motivation, because they make people feel like they are not valued or respected.
You only have to show that you have lost interest by looking at your smartphone, or letting your eyes glaze over, to make people feel like they don’t matter. If you don’t smile when greeting them, you send powerful signals of coldness and aloofness. If you don’t connect with employees on the issues that concern them, you display disinterest, and they are not going to like you very much at all. It is so easy to have a negative presence and too many leaders are completely unaware of the destruction they leave behind them after these sorts of bad encounters.
Making other people feel good is easy with just a little practice. When you are warm and approachable, people are more likely to embrace your ideas.
Everybody wants to feel important, and everybody wants to feel a valued member of a team. However, there are some behaviours managers unwittingly exhibit that are highly destructive to motivation, because they simply make people feel like they are not valued or respected. Here’s the checklist to avoid at all costs:https://bit.ly/3cFLJ86