It hit me straight between the eyes, and I was blurry-eyed to begin with.
One of my morning rituals is to read for a few minutes before I get ready to the day. I do this in order to jump-start my brain. One of the books that I am reading right now is titled: Leadership Promises for Every Day by John C. Maxwell. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/
It is a daily devotional on Leadership. Here is a brief section of today’s message:
A leader can’t connect with people only when he/she is communicating among groups; he/she must connect with individuals.
The stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will help the leader.
Successful leaders always initiate; they take the first step and make the effort to continue building relationships.
Connecting with people isn’t complicated, but it takes effort.
Your people are more willing to take action when you first move them with emotion. When you give first, your people will give in return. When you connect with individuals, you gain the attention of crowds. When you reach out to your people, they will reach back toward you.
Whether you have just taken over a leadership position or are well established, you must connect with your people if you are to succeed.
Well said, just one more thought on this subject:
“Remember we do business people to people, not business to business.” – Richard Elmes