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Building Effective Relationships

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Achieving leadership outcomes with ease

Relationship is the state of being connected (Collins English Dictionary).

Leadership is not practised in a vacuum. Every leader needs the ability to build and maintain relationships – both within the organisation and externally with key stakeholders. For a relationship to exist, a connection is required. Leaders who build meaningful connections with people have a platform for influencing and leading them. Without that connection, the opportunity for influence is compromised.

Essential building blocks for building effective relationships are:

  • Establishing rapport
  • Understanding, tuning into and acknowledging other perspectives
  • Having an attitude of trust and openness
  • Being congruent
  • Empathy
  • Self-awareness and self-management

Stepshift leadership coaching can assist you to:

  • Learn the critical importance of rapport and how to establish rapport
  • Tap into other perspectives and use this to enhance your relationships and leadership skills
  • Utilise emotional intelligence competencies of empathy, self-awareness and self-management enhance your ability to influence others

Contact us to improve your relationship skills and leadership results or return to the Stepshift Leadership Blog for more business advice.

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