Every once in a while, we are reminded people matter and relationships should be prioritized over tasks. That we even need to be reminded of this is an unfortunate truth, but a truth nonetheless. I received just such a reminder when I stumbled across this article/interview about Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert a few days ago.
And in the midst of a very busy season, it was just the rude awakening I needed. In particular, this quote captures the essence of what good leaders should be striving for …
Building a team that brings you solutions instead of challenges, listening to and collaborating with them—that ultimately prioritizes your focus on issues where you can have the most impact, not just scratch items off the to do list … to me, productivity is directly related to the personal relationships you are able to build.