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Can More Personality in Leadership Increase Employee Engagement?

Let’s answer that title question right away—Shira Miller, Executive Vice President, Communications for the National DCP, gives it a yes. She offers three reasons why leadership with personality can be a good thing. First of all, it makes leaders feel more approachable. Employees get inherently nervous around bosses, especially senior ones, so being able to tell a joke (especially at your own expense) can be a good thing. Second, in a case of leaders leading by example, employees will subsequently feel more comfortable being themselves at work. And lastly, it just creates a more supportive and upbeat culture. Getting work done and done well is always most important, but doing so with personality can be a way to add a little joy on top of it all.

You can view her full blog post here: http://www.shiramiller.com/express-yourself-why-bringing-more-personality-to-work-promotes-greater-employee-engagement/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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