Blanchard says that leaders must work with employees to set clear goals, do day-to-day coaching, and evaluate performance. Regular discipline and close monitoring are holdovers from a more hierarchical style of leadership, and many employees today do not respond well to these types of leader behavior.

Ken Blanchard talks about putting people first. Which of the following characteristics of an authentic leader best aligns with that concept?

Pursues purpose with passion

Practices solid values

Demonstrates self-discipline

Connects with others