Rule #1 - Lead Through Relationship

The New Rules of Disruption

Nov 2 2021 • 19 mins

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Why I’m passionate about disruption.
  • The three significant pressures impacting leaders today.
  • Perpetual change requires a new set of rules for leadership.
  • What does it mean to be a leader versus the best leaders for whom we’ve ever worked?
  • Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to create change and people inspired to follow them.
  • Leadership requires practicing followership, defining the type of relationship you want with followers.
  • To be relationship-focused, leaders need to move on from traditional command-and-control models of leadership.
  • Author Gary Bolles gives an example of the new type of relationship needed, that of a leader or manager becoming a guide.
  • Relationships mean that we aim for excellence instead of perfection because no relationship is ever perfect.

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