What do engaging leaders do? Engaging leaders must engage in the lives of other people. They must listen, truly hear what others have to say. They look at the people and as Covey says, “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” When leaders truly connect, communicate and care about others, they walk slowly through the crowd, empathize and connect to the heart. When such engagement happens, they will follow you. Hopefully you have such engaging leaders in your lives.