Throughout my career - I've been accused of kindness. Oddly enough - never by the people, I was leading. Too often kindness, in business, is seen as a weakness instead of a strength - as this great blog post by one of my favorite Leadership Guru's (Dan Rockwell) points out.
In business - NOT being kind is the easy way out. The crisis nature of a good many work environments gives rise to excuses for people to manage in an adversarial way vs leading in a (much harder) servant leadership manner. It's a quick read - and a good reminder that being kind takes/examples the kind of strength that builds effective teams.
Fron Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak)