Welcome to The Kind Leader Newsletter #2!
Tip #2: Give people your undivided attention.
As a leader, you’re probably pretty busy. It can be tempting to multi-task by checking your phone or computer while talking with people. Especially if you feel like the person is ‘taking too long to get to the point’ or if you think you have more important things to do. However, constantly looking down at your phone, your computer or smartwatch isn’t a kind way to act. Constantly checking electronics and looking away makes people feel like what they are saying, and who they are, is unimportant.
So, whether you are talking with someone one-on-one, or you’re in a meeting, please make sure to give people your full and undivided attention.
Make eye contact, lean forward into the conversation, put your phone away and shut off your computer. Even if you think that what the person is telling you isn’t most important to you. Because chances are, what they’re telling you is most important to them.
As a leader, one of the kindest ways to show people how important they are is to give them your full and undivided attention.
That’s this week’s Kind Leader newsletter!
What do you think…
How often do you check your devices while someone is talking to you or in meetings?
What can you do to remind yourself not to look at your phone, computer or watch ?
Please share your ideas in the comments!