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Walk the fine line: How a manager can balance effective leadership with being well liked

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Leading vs. being likedBeing a manager requires that you strike a number of sensitive balances with your team and peers: You want to develop authentic and respectful relationships, while maintaining professional boundaries.

You’re also tasked with simultaneously providing employees with feedback, direction and support, while empowering them to be accountable.

It’s a tall order for managers of all experience levels, and one that can prove a constant challenge.

Yet it may also be one of the most critical management skills to develop, particularly given the direct correlations that exist between employees’ relationships with management and the impact that can have on employee engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction.

Here are some ways you can strike a balance between being a well-liked, yet effective leader.

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