Leadership always operates in the context of relationships. Leaders are compelled to develop key relationships with individuals over whom they have no direct authority including peers, bosses and what is referred to as affiliations (customers, vendors, teams, councils, etc. At times these individuals play a significant role in both the passage of a leader and his or her success.
The focus of this module is on building personal credibility and productive working relationships with one’s boss, peers, and external stakeholders. Precisely because the leader lacks direct authority over these areas of influence, relationship bridges are developed to enhance and ensure positive relationships. The leader profiles key relationships and creates a personal plan for each interaction. This includes key peers as well as his or her boss.