We believe success hinges on an ability to work with and through others. Students must learn to form and maintain quality relationships built on mutual understanding, respect, compromise, and diligence. This capacity increases as students learn to understand differences, value diversity, inspire people, and hold others accountable. Throughout one’s leadership journey, well developed relational networks can provide a critical source of support and guidance.
A Good Relational Leader:
Develops Relationships: Creates a positive, welcoming environment; sees issues from multiple points of view; and builds effective inter- and intra-group relationships.
Embraces Diversity & Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives, skillsets, and people; is able to facilitate productive outcomes in diverse groups.
Engages Others: Enables others to step up and lead; creates conditions for others to shine; generates collective commitment and learning.