MVP: Relationships are a foundation of leadership, but what constitutes a good relationship?
I’ll be posting on the theme of relationships this week.
At the end of each episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast, I ask guests if there is one thing they want listeners to take away from the episode. No matter what the episode was about, “It’s all about relationships” is a common response.
But what does this even mean?
What defines a relationship?
Why are relationships so important?
I queried ChatGPT about the importance of relationships, and here is the bot’s closing thought:
Relationships are the foundation upon which effective leadership is built. Leaders who invest in building meaningful connections with their team members and stakeholders create an environment conducive to growth, productivity, and success.
Nice, but it doesn’t answer my question about what we mean when we use the term “relationships.”
What do you think?
Today’s intention: Pay attention to the work relationships you have with others. Think about what distinguishes a “good” relationship from a “poor” one.