One look at this post’s title and you might already be asking, “Really? Are relationships really that big of a deal for a leader?”
In short, yes.
When I think about relationships and leadership, several thoughts come to my mind, but the most meaningful thought for me is companionship. Think about it. Our relationships with our spouse, our kids, our friends, our teammates, and yes even our Father in Heaven…each of these relationships brings us some form of needed companionship. The more passionate the relationship is, the more fulfilling it is.
The relationship element is just as vital in leadership. (more…)