ATEEZ‘s Hongjoong is an incredible leader in his interview with Singles Plus Magazine, he mentions those who have made an impact on how he leads the group today.
During his interview, Hongjoong mentioned his father and the great advice he gave him when he was younger.
There’s one thing that my father always said, ‘If it’s something you can’t do, don’t make other do it.’ I didn’t what that meant when I was younger, but I always think back about it after I became ATEEZ’s leader.
Hongjoong also revealed HIGHLIGHT‘s leader Doojoon as another great person who has had a great influence on him and his leadership style.
Whenever there’s a matter that needs to be discussed, even if it’s a little bit annoying, I will listen to the member’s opinions one by one. That’s a pointer I’ve learned after watching HIGHLIGHT’s Yoon Doojoon sunbaenim. I enjoyed watching their variety show when I was younger, there’s one scene where Doojoon sunbaenim was listening to the member’s opinion with patience. That was memorable for me.