“If you’re a high achiever who has neglected relationships in your leadership, you may be saying to yourself, “I haven’t needed to develop relationships to be a good leader…” Here is my answer to that: as long as you’re winning, people are willing to follow even if you are hard on them. However, when you drive people to achieve without slowing down to build relationships, a part of them will want to see you lose. There’s a saying that if you step on people’s fingers on the way up, they made trip you on the way down. At the very least, if you fail, they’ll celebrate your fall and then move on.￼￼”
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Great insight. Thanks for sharing.