(photo: everyone is busy… it’s not a a valid excuse for the big picture things)
For many years now, there have been three prioritized needs in each leader-to-subordinate relationship:
- Trust – honesty is the most important part of any relationship. Period.
- Respect – respect that we do not think alike and have different approaches to accomplish the same big picture.
- Development – you do not need to lift a finger to develop your subordinates, but know they love it. And don’t complain if they are assertive in pursuing it in the absence of your help.
Ironically, this is a two way street.
Nothing else matters if number one isn’t achieved.
At work, it’s absolutely a parent/child relationship.
Leaders, you own going first and leading the way. Period.
Just like being a parent.