Big Deal #5:
It’s not about organizational leadership or relational leadership. It’s both.
It’s now 2022, and we are experiencing an exciting paradigm. Leaders must have a specific organizational leadership understanding to grow their organization past a particular barrier. However, it is vital that you also have a certain level of relational leadership practices executed within your organization to carry culture and develop your team.
Here’s the bad news. Without these leadership skillsets at play, you will get stuck.
Here’s the good news. These can be developed, and these can be fixed. I have worked with countless leaders to help them develop the necessary organizational leadership practices to help them get unstuck and take the organization to the next level. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s tough to take an organizational leader who has a natural capacity of leading only five people and helping them lead an organization of 1000, but I have done this. It takes a lot of work, but with the right attitude and focus, there’s a lot of progress that can be made. Now when it comes to developing your relational leadership, this is where it gets interesting.
My general rule of thumb is simply this; you can’t value your systems more than your people.
There are too many leadership methodologies and ideologies that talk about how important your systems are but lack the responsibility to develop the people you have.There are too many leadership methodologies and ideologies that talk about how important your systems are but lack the responsibility to develop the people you have. Click To Tweet
Taking an organizational leader and helping them build their relationship skills have been one of the most complex challenges that I have ever faced. Developing your internal relationship strategy for your organization is significantly more important than developing your marketing strategy for communicating to people who are unfamiliar with the products and services you offer.
So as it turns out, it’s not about choosing organizational leadership or relational leadership. It’s about prioritizing both. You need to have a strategy attached to these things to call them a priority. A priority never exists without a plan.
I love talking about these topics. If you’d like to chat more, hit me up.