“I am not your friend, I am your boss.”
This Attitude has gone the way of the dinosaur. Friendliness is a top trait to exercise for leaders.
To be absolutely clear: friendliness and friendship are not the same. But tyrannical dictatorship and leadership are not either. There remains a need for proper protocol and protection of information while maintaining respectful and respectable relationships.
As AI continues to grow at a break neck pace and threatens to replace every human interaction from ordering a Big Mac to hiring an Uber, how you get along with other humans will be critical.
Friendliness with absolute strangers and camaraderie with coworkers will be essential to success as the day of machines dawns around us. Who you can trust as real and authentic will become more and more challenging.
Begin now to entertain and express interest in other humans. They are without a doubt the most valuable capital investment you can make as a leader. Make friends. Be transparent. Be vulnerable (but wise). Build trust. Lead strong.
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