People won’t just come up to you and say, “Hey, I don’t feel comfortable approaching you.”

That’s why it’s so important for leaders to learn the tell-tale signs when someone feels unsafe coming to you. This is what the Recognizing Gaps Tool is all about.

The Recognizing Gaps Tool provides practical tips on how to tell if someone is experiencing power-distance. Check out the video above to learn the three main areas where power-distance gaps show up. Also, get some tips for steps you can take right away to close the gap.

After watching the video, download the Recognizing Gaps Tool by clicking on the image. Do you notice any of these behaviors in your team? Practice using one or two of the discussion starters (you don’t have to use them only when you spot power-distance). Let us know what you think of the tool in the comments.