Relationship mastery involves building relationships first with our peers, leaders,
and colleagues. Building these relationships is a big picture skill
for any leader.
Distance is a formidable opponent of strong relationships.
Truth be told, we interpret emotions in people we know much differently than in people we don’t know.
If we don’t get to know our colleagues–the other leaders in the organization–and understand how our team goals align with their teams’ goals, we all fail.
It’s quite simple to bridge distance gaps with video conferencing tools. We must be willing to get on camera. When we can see, feel, and speak with people face-to-face, they feel heard, respected, and understood.
We cannot like everyone, and everyone won’t like us. This fact doesn’t devalue this individual (or you). How do we work alongside these peers whom we dislike? How do we build these difficult relationships?
The truth is, we’re all on the same team. Competitive edge within a company is not what’s important; it’s what’s outside the organization that counts. If competition festers on the inside, we’re not focused on the same goals–team and business success. Our role as leaders is to drive the organization forward.
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