Regardless of the scenario, it would be hard to find someone who didn't want the adjective "ultra-likable" to be used when describing them. As a leader, this is an even more impressive feat. Business leaders in any company are often charged with the not-so-fun duties of discipline and enforcement. While these are crucial parts of the job description, the terms "discipline" and "ultra-likable" don't tend to go hand in hand.

But leaders can be likeable, too! Just like anything in this world, it takes years of tried-and-true practice. However, thanks to the Internet, these secrets are up for grabs to anyone who bothers to look hard enough. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of the top six secrets to become an exceptionally delightful leader.

1. Avoid voicing your complaints
According to Dale Partridge, author of "People over Profit", leaders who complain openly to subordinates breed contempt in their employees. Do not stress your workers out with the burden of your problems. The CEO of Clif Bar told Partridge, "The reason executives get paid more, is to bear the immense weight of the company so others don't have to." Keep your problems to yourself so your presence in a room doesn't become a burden to your staff.

"Be completely present whenever you are talking to an employee."

2. Save the phones for later
Don't be the boss who is constantly checking his phone in meetings or discussions. The takeaway from this tip is to be completely present whenever you are talking to anyone in the office. Never let a staff member feel like the time they spend talking to you is taking away from some other, more important business priorities. Forbes contributor Travis Bradberry suggested immersing yourself in a conversation once you have committed to it. You will ultimately come out looking like a boss who is genuinely concerned about your employees' needs.

3. High social awareness
In a separate article for Entrepreneur magazine, Travis Bradberry noted the importance of knowing how to read people. Likable leaders recognize the importance of unspoken communication in their employees. Do you see a staff member frowning at a certain pitch in a meeting? Are they tense when in meetings with particular employees? Fine-tuned observation skills are a key trait of any good leader. Asking an employee how something in particular made them feel when you have noticed non-verbal cues that suggest discomfort or anger can help build relationships with your staff at large.

4. Be humble
Partridge cited humility as the most valuable leadership quality. He noted that while it can be a hard trait to foster, it is of the utmost importance to be humble with your employees. Bradberry echoed this notion in both articles; he even goes as far as arguing that nothing kills a person's chances of being liked than emitting an air of arrogance. Show your employees that you do not think you are better than them whenever possible. Don't hesitate to pull them aside and comment on how appreciative you are of their work. Let them know that the company could not run without their contributions – because it probably couldn't. Generally speaking, taking a minute to show how thankful you are for their commitment to your business can do wonders. If arrogance is a killer of likability, then humility can revive it – show some.

5. Try to be genuine whenever possible
In the same vein as being humble, being a genuine person can go a long way when it comes to likability. As a leader, displaying genuine characteristics can foster trust in your employees, wrote Bradberry. He urged leaders to showcase their confidence in more than just leadership,it is much easier to like people who seem to like themselves.

Beyond exuding confidence in oneself, conveying that you are genuine can (and should) extend into business scenarios. Be authentic in all your interactions and business communications. A boss that is straightforward and honest is much more liked and respected by staff members than a leader who beats around the bush. Partridge noted that showing a genuine and authentic belief in your staff is also a key trait in a likable leader.

When it comes to office arguments as leader, know when to pick your battles.When it comes to office arguments, know when to pick your battles.

6. Pick your battles
Conflict is inevitable, but conflict resolution can be met before any real issue begins. Recognize the difference between an argument of value and an argument for argument's sake. Partridge whole-heartedly believes that this tip is important for any leaders looking to garner trust and respect from their subordinates. He noted that many leaders have type-A personalities, and as such are prone to fight hard for their views on certain business issues.

Remember two things: Leaders should always keep calm and some arguments just aren't worth the effort. This tip requires the use of some of the other skills we have discussed. Be humble and admit when you are wrong, show a genuine respect for all employees in tense conversations and have the foresight to see when an argument is simply not important enough to entertain. No one likes a person, let alone a leader, who is always picking a fight or arguing about inconsequential details. Know the difference.