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The Relationally Competent Boss


Effective leaders are those who get results but do it in a way that inspires their team and the people around them. How can you grow in leadership effectiveness?





 

How can you grow in leadership effectiveness?

Effective leaders are those who get results, but do it in a way that inspires their team and the people around them. How is this done?


Leaders will have a natural tendency to gravitate towards one of these two sides: the tendency to care, or the tendency to challenge. This is often seen as an "either-or" scenario where the focus is to find the right 'balance' between the two. However, there are leaders who can simultaneously do both. We call this Relational Leadership.


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Relational Leaders truly and deeply care about their people and are also able to challenge them to be their best. They are both tough and nurturing — driving performance and building relationships.


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The Real8Ability Factors

Relational Leadership is practised using the Real8Ability Factors: It starts with the leader building relationship with the people in the team.


Building relationship means interacting with a willingness to see, hear, understand, care for, and appreciate the person. The care aspect builds trust and creates a safe environment.


The next step part is to challenge, encourage, and support the staff to perform at his best.


Trusted and Relationally Competent Leaders honour people and drive results.


The Real8Ability Factors

CARE

1

I See You I am willing to be attentive to you.

2

I Hear You I am willing to hear your mental reality.

3

I Understand You I am willing to understand your emotional reality.

4

I Care About You I am willing to be moved to action on your behalf.

5

I Appreciate You I am willing to acknowledge your contributions.

CHALLENGE

6

I Challenge You I am willing to give my best rather than give in or give up.

7

I Support You I am willing to make resources available to you.

8

I Appreciate You I am willing to acknowledge your contributions.


To learn more about Relational Leadership, click here.

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