Reuben Egolf – The Value of Relationships in Leadership

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The topic of “leadership” is approached from every angle imaginable it seems. However, there is one part of leadership I rarely hear spoke about and it is the subject concerning the importance of relationships to leadership. Normally we speak about the organizational side, or how to improve our communication skills, but our relationships will ultimately make or break us. I have known those who were great visionaries, possessed unimaginable oratory skill, and had a knack for motivating people, but lacked discernment about the relationships they chose and as a result, they are no longer effective in leadership or in it at all. We do not succeed or fail on our own. The quality of our relationships determine much of what we experience – good or bad – success or failure.

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