As a leader, you will be more effective if you convey a non-verbal message that matches what you say. That means, checking your body language when you are about to offer feedback, run a meeting or ask for their input.
Here's your 6-point checklist:
Head - holding your head straight up means confidence, tilted means listening
Eyes - look at individuals in the triangle of their face: eyes up to forehead
Smile - please do! (Unless it's bad news, then be authentically concerned)
Shoulders - down and relaxed sends a confident, calm message
Hands - no crossed arms please! Open arms is more collaborative
Feet - stop walking and turn toward your audience
This week, just before you talk to one person or the whole group, take a moment and do the 6-point body-check.