"People don't follow people they don't like"
I got this quote from this blog post. It is an excellent post on the fact that much of what makes a leader effective is their EQ (emotional quotient). It states "Good social skills are woefully lacking in many a leader and interpersonal interactions are half of our jobs as leaders".
I think that there are many who have the knowledge and skills to lead, but are unwilling to work at relating to people and so their influence is diminished. Knowing people is a huge part of leading.
Can a person be a good leader without being somewhat likable?
How can a leader become more likable without compromising their convictions?