Don’t Wait for a Royal Invitation to Build ‘Special’ Relationships with Your Team
This week, the President of the United States, Donald Trump enjoyed the private lunch he always wanted with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.The President’s first official state visit, designed to renew the ‘special’ relationship between the US and the UK, is likely to be unpredictable and fraught with controversy. As we watch that scenario play out, it might be a good idea to take some time to think about how your own leadership style impacts on the quality of relationships you have with your team. Could your leadership style be causing controversy, or, is it getting in the way of you developing excellent rapport with the people closest to you?
A common mistake that many leaders make is to depend too heavily on their ‘position’ as a source of power. However, just being the ‘boss’ is rarely enough to engage people.