If you hope to lead a team of leaders, it is important to develop a strategy for communication, execution, measurement, and accountability. I developed a 4-Phase approach that has served me well for years.
It’s called the Intention/Perception Gap and it happens in almost every communication to one degree or another. What you intended one way was perceived another. It is the cause of the majority of our communication issues with others.
If you have done any boating, you surely recognize the "No Wake Zone" sign. Leaders need a ‘no wake zone’ sign from time to time to remind them they can rock other boats even when they don’t intend to.
If people are comfortable sharing the bad news with you then you are more than likely an approachable individual. If not, then perhaps one or more of the following five indicators of approachable people is keeping you from deep and meaningful relationships.