Caring, intentional, and responsive relationships are at the heart of businesses that people want to work for. You can create deeper and more meaningful relationships with your colleagues, and employees, as well as your clients!
Modern leadership needs to be more than a shift in technique:
Leaders need to truly know and understand their managers and staff.
Leaders must provide a sense of safety, acceptance, and belonging.
Leaders need to be able to recognize the early signs of mental or emotional struggle and provide effective support.
When we move more towards relationship-based leadership it is no surprise that this includes all of peoples’ vulnerabilities – their anxiety, defenses, and their emotional triggers and struggles. This can seem to be more than a business leader should have to deal with!
There needs to be a fundamental shift in how leaders approach the HR challenge. Relationships must move from being a marginal consideration in business to being one of the central features inherent in a successful business.
But what if you are already doing the best you can and have no idea how to do better? You are not alone – we each have our strengths and weaknesses in relationships as well as leadership. You can learn to identify exactly where you are in all this with a simple tool called C.A.R. – your vehicle to better relationships!
C.A.R. stands for communication, affinity and reality. You can do a self-check on any relationship you are ready to improve:
How is the communication between us? Is it direct, timely, and respectful?
How is our affinity – are we getting along well? Do we like each other?
How is my reality about the maturity, ability, and life in general of that person? What is their reality?
I have created an assessment survey to assist in prioritizing your individual growth.
The assessment survey will take 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Once you have submitted the results we can arrange a time to discuss them and answer any questions you have. Best of all it is FREE!
Great relationships are key to a better business and a better life!