A LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE Leaders tend to lead utilizing one of these two practices primarily:
Neither really works well on it's own, which is the root cause of why leader-relationships suffer and struggle.
If I am about RELATIONSHIP, I may let you get away with things, not worry about missed deadlines or minimally not hold people accountable. If you hold me accountable, you must not be my friend?!?! If I am about ACCOUNTABILITY, I likely don’t seem likeable and therefore come across as a hard-case nobody likes with few friends.Ideally of course,
The real leader learns to practice both effectively! They practice both by being highly relational while ALSO holding people accountable. Expectations are always clear with consensus / Accountability is expected with no damage to relationship since all is clear from the beginning (with everything we do).
Most believe you can’t be both - RELATIONAL and ACCOUNTABLE! The real leader is the one who comes to understand ‘yes you can be both’ and it actually works amazingly well.
STUFF GETS DONE, WE MAKE MONEY and RELATIONSHIPS FLOURISH and GROW!!!