Hello SOTGC community,
Your relationship status on social media platforms can and often does influence your network. But how does your relationship status influence or impact your leadership?
Who you are “with” both influences and impacts your leadership. There can be a misunderstood disconnect between leadership and our relationship status because we often think who we are “with” doesn’t affect how we lead. Not true. Leaders’ connection or oneness with their spouse, partner, friends, and family help them be their true selves. What goes on at home does come to the office. If there is dysfunction or a lack of health in our closest relationships, then we will be hindered in leading well.
When we are in a healthy and thriving relationship we can lead with boldness. That’s because healthy and thriving relationships allow us to experience real love, help us grow in our capacity to relate to others, and help us become more of our true selves. In your truest self you are confident, hopeful, inspired, compassionate, and bold.
“Bold leaders are not fearless, they are not the ultra-smart nor are they ultra-resourced.”-Andy Stanley in lifelessonsoverlunch. You have the potential to exhibit bold leadership. Bold leadership comes out of recognizing your connectedness.
Leaders are taught to receive as much training or equipping as possible to improve their leadership skills, but we often are not encouraged to receive training or equipping just to improve our relationships. Often that training is reserved for a problem area or as a last resort in a crisis. If we managed our leadership growth the way we are often encouraged to manage our relational training our businesses would never grow.
Strong relationships with those who we consider the closest and dearest must be our first ambition, our first passion, and our loudest message. You rock at nourishing your business for the long-term. In your planning, also give time to nourish your own soul and your closest relationships for the long-term too. As you prioritize your closest relationships, you will see a growth in the same qualities in your leadership. True story.
Are you prioritizing your closest relationships? Are you receiving the growth tools you have an interest in now? What is your greatest challenge to lead out of your relationship status, marriage, singleness, etc.? And what is your greatest celebration lately?
Connect with me and let me know how it goes!