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.
I’ve heard it said that anyone can steer a ship when the seas are calm, but it takes a leader at the helm when the seas are rough and unpredictable. Well, I have discovered that it takes a leader at the helm when seas are calm too.
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.