Do you understand how people around you are feeling about the work that they do, the projects to which they are assigned, and the decisions they are making?
Mistakes, miscommunications and failures are inevitable. Are you quick to reprimand, correct or assume the worse?
Have you earned the respect of your team by appreciating and showing them respect?
Do you react responsibly and constructively to anticipated, as well as unanticipated changes?
Do you ensure that you tailor your tone and responses to fit with the person you are dealing with or relating to?
Do you trust your team to manage and complete the work that they are assigned without excessive monitoring or questioning, even when working remotely?
At no time in history have organizations demanded so much from their leaders. Expectations are that leaders be equipped with relevant experience, finely-honed technical and transferable skills, effective communication abilities, thinking and problem-solving acuity, as well as proven planning, organizing and management competence.
Ultimately, what differentiates you from even the most advanced technology, is your humanity. Use it to cement your reputation as a leader with heart.