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. When we share our time, thoughts, and emotions with another person consistently we become known by them and they by us. 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’ connections 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 exhaustion, confusion, dysfunction, or a lack of health in our closest relationships then we will be hindered in leading well out of our true (and best) self.
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 knowing and being known, acceptance, and support. That potent combination can 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. Bold leaders are the ones who are connected, and I’m not talking here about networks but about relationships that matter to your soul. 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 often are not encouraged to receive training or equipping just to improve relationship skills. 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 have been trained to manage our relational growth, our businesses would never grow to last the long haul.
Strong relationships with those whom 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. You will develop the ability and the capacity to offer compassion, strength, and wisdom to others.
How are you prioritizing your closest relationships? Or is this a season when those relationships get downgraded or cheated for now?
Are you receiving the growth tools for those relationships now?
What is your greatest challenge when it comes to leading out of your relationship status? And what is your greatest relational celebration lately?
Connect with me and let me know how it goes!