Those days are gone when leaders are believed not to get close to their followers, it was believed that leaders should keep a distance from the people they lead. maybe, so they can earn their respect
But one of the qualities of a great leader is the ability to connect to the people they lead, as leaders you should love people before you begin to lead them, keeping a distance from the people you are leading means no one will be able to hurt you personally, also meaning no one will be able to help you.
loneliness is not a positional issue it is a personality issue, being a leader doesnt mean you have to be lonely, if you are alone, that means nobody is following you and if nobody is following you, you are not really leading.
Taking people to the top is what Leaders do, to be a great leader you have to take people to the top and you cant do that if you are far from the people you are leading.
” A leaders credibility begins with personal success. It ends with helping others achieve personal success”
HOW NOT TO BE LONELY AT THE TOP
AVOID POSITIONAL THINKING: Leadership is relational as much as it is positional. A person who takes a relational approach to leadership will never be lonely at the top. Build relationships, Win people over, and you will never be a lonely leader. Dont rely on position to win people over.
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE IN THE PEOPLE BUSINESS: As a leader you must care about the people you are leading, people dont care how much you know, until they know how much you care. If you dont like people you cant add value to them.
VALUE PEOPLE: Everyone is significant to the success of the team. No real achievement can be attained by a single person. If you dont value people as a leader, people may tend not to follow you. Everyone wants to feel important to the team, it is the responsibility of the leader to make everyone feel like a part of the team and in doing so you will never be bored.