The theme for October is “healthy, productive leadership relationships”
Let me start with an actual case study from a large organization. A recent trial run of an event that promised to return much good to the forthcoming participants almost imploded from interpersonal conflicts. The ongoing contest of wills between THE manager and THE leader almost caused THE followers to revolt and quit their diligent efforts. While conflicts and disagreements are inevitable in any worthy work, the issues in this situation were a result of poor attention to nurturing key relationships.
It is too easy to lose sight of people and relationship issues in the hurried press to better results with fewer resources. The perpetual contest of wills between the managers and the leaders escalates and veers wildly from one unhealthy extreme to the other.
Some leadership writers and speakers specialize in management…some in leadership…some in human resources. Jim Clemmer, our October Leader in Action , presents a balanced approach among the three. Within his deep-and-wide expertise in each, however, he clearly sees good relationships as True North.
In the October edition of Leadership Guide Magazine , we focus on effective leadership relationships, based on the expertise of Jim Clemmer.
The first article is an interview with Jim titled “ Leadership is Action, Not a Position.” In the second article “Better Leadership through Appreciating and Celebrating Others,” we present his thoughts on organization improvement, self-leadership, and leading others.
We hope you enjoy this issue of Leadership Guide Magazine and find it worthwhile for your personal development.
Articles by Linda Hatcher, Editor
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