Are you holding your team back? Why task-oriented leaders should build their relationship skills to accomplish goals

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By Rand O’Leary

Task oriented leaders, those using just workplans, measurements, goals, dashboards, etc.…  sometimes may be left scratching their heads when their teams do not accomplish their goals, or performance begins to decline without any clear reason as to why.

To motivate your teams, and accomplish your goals, perhaps you would be better served to examine your leadership relationship competencies. 

WHAT IS A RELATIONSHIP LEADING?

Primarily a behavioral approach to leadership:

  • Focused on the general well-being of team members.

  • Works to build camaraderie within the team (share the work, successes and failures).

  • Working together as a team vs. individual accomplishment (leave titles at the door).

  • Committed to a common purpose.

  • Understand each other and the contributions we each make.

  • Focus on the people, the mission and the community needs.

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