“In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.” ~James MacGregor Burns
What does it feel like to be treated like an individual by those who lead us? When they see that we have different skills, passions, and talents than others and they want to grow that in us?
It typically feels wonderful, and is one part of building a transformational leadership relationship.
As leaders, we have a responsibility, duty, and stewardship to take care of those we lead so they can grow and become the best they can be for themselves and the organization. In order to do this, we don’t simply want to be interacting with them in a transactional way, but want to be building something that is transformational.
There is a whole theory on Transformational Leadership and it has four parts. I’ll be discussing each of them over the next four blog posts.
The first is individualized consideration.
When we treat each person as an individual, they feel seen, heard, and cared about. We’re driving success through the team and their strengths and working hard to put each person in a position to succeed. We understand and spend time learning about each person’s goals, dreams, and aspirations, and we work to help them accomplish those goals.
As such, they desire to do their best for the good of the team and are more likely to heed guidance, feedback, and correction from you because they know you have their interests at heart.
Start building transformational relationships in your live by utilizing individualized consideration.
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