It’s a common misperception that great leaders rarely reveal their humanity. Instead, I think there are simply some leaders who are detached from their team and their role as a leader (some might say that’s a leadership “sin”).
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a detached leader, ask yourself how well you know your team. What are they passionate about? What are the little things that matter to them? When was the last time you interacted with them as people, not simply as your employees? Do you know what they did over the holidays? When was the last time you said, “Thank you?”