Being present, kind and likable are all important traits, but they are also integral to ensuring you have your team is functioning at its fullest potential. To often leaders forget these crucial qualities, by getting caught in the “day to day” that turns into the “year to year”, and it grinds on both employee and leader.
Take time to be “present” with your team, give good, honest, frequent feedback and provide servant leadership, you both will be better for it.
Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.