“You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.”
Leadership has never been or should never be a one man/woman show. This goes for any form of business, school or government. Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau believes that leadership is truly about being surrounded by extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them. This can only be done when we take the the time to foster our relationships with them. On Salary.com there was an article written recently about The 5 C’s of Fostering Strong Working Relationships:
Communication: Effective communication in the workplace makes the difference between completing a project on time and watching things go up in flames. Touch base regularly with all members to keep each person on track and updated on changing project goals
Collaboration: Working together produces better and faster results, but collaboration also imposes challenges. Make it clear that every member of the team shares responsibility for both success and failure.
Culture: Overall organization and structure in the workplace determine how employees interact. When every member of a team knows that job performance is rated based on the group, it creates a culture which encourages strong work relationships and team building.
Creativity: The more comfortable you are working within a group, the more comfortable you are sharing thoughts and ideas. Discuss every idea, even if it has been tried before. Sometimes all it takes to turn a bad idea into a good one is a new point of view.
Commitment: Committed employees go the extra mile to ensure the success of a project. Build a sense of commitment by acknowledging the importance of each project and all the team members that made it a success.
Apply these 5 C’s to everything you do and it will make all the difference in having your team embody greatness.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?