The quality and enduring nature of your relationships will make or break your leadership.
That axiom is true in every arena of leadership but especially so in the church.
When coaching a leader who’s in a difficult situation, I ask them a blunt question. “Do they like you?” The response is usually a startled, “What? What do you mean?” “I mean, do the people you work with like you?”
That may seem overly simplistic to what is likely a complicated situation, but the answer has a significant influence on the outcome.
If the people you work with like you, the potential to work out the conflict or get through a difficult circumstance is high. If they don’t, you are traveling uphill for sure.
An important question is how much do you invest in relationships? It’s like putting money in the bank. The more you have invested, the greater the returns, and over time it’s compounding in your favor.
In contrast, if you relationally make more withdrawals than contributions, over time, the people you work with won’t want to work with you.Read More