« A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason»
Are you distant or not easy to be around? Are you not comfortable with first contacts? Maybe you are shy or a person with few words. You do not reveal much or you don't build rapport. Are you a good listener?
Is it hard to answer? Being approachable means putting others at ease so that they can be at their best. It means initiating rapport, listening, sharing, understanding, and comforting. Did you know that approachable leaders get more information, know things earlier, and can get others to do more things? People just like to have them around.
If you judge to quickly, start listening. Leaders listen without interrupting. They ask clarifying questions. They don't instantly judge. They want to understand. Judgment may come later.?