The following is a short book preview of Leadership is Half the Story (and continuous relationship building) contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.
Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration
Marc Hurwitz & Samantha Hurwitz, Toronto, ON, Canada: Rotman-UTP Publishing (2015)
“In workplaces today we face a near-constant state of building and re-building relationships. Interpersonal change can be triggered by a new job, a new boss, a new owner, or a new team. Building new relationships is the most difficult and disruptive type of change because it affects our sense of self. When our tribe gets stripped away – the loss of a trusted leader, a dedicated team, a supportive colleague, or a good friend – we lose our support network.
New partnerships are fraught with risk, and the speed of business doesn’t give us the time to let relationships develop naturally. People who thrive in this environment are the ones who can adapt to a new boss, integrate into a new corporate culture, or hit the ground running with a new team. It is interpersonal agility that wins (p. 5-6).”
Leadership is Half the Story is available from the OSU Leadership Center.
Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.