I have often seen a certain level of arrogance and entitlement exhibited by people in leadership positions that seek to tear people down instead of lift people up. Too many people feel that having a position of leadership and authority is their God-given right. As a result, they feel superior to those in their employ or at so-called lower levels in the organization.
Leaders don't strike people down with belittling comments and never intentionally try to place you in an embarrassing or demeaning position. Instead, they show a genuine interest in you personally and professionally by asking, "How are you?" or "How's your family?" while listening and expressing real concern for your situation.
How you treat people says a lot about you, and your leadership will be judged on how you inspire, influence, and motivate your people.