6 Qualities of Relational Leaders

Welcome to the Relational Dimension of Leadership

Michael Porcelli
Jul 15, 2019 · 8 min read

“Relational leadership puts the quality of relationships on an equal footing with all other practical outcomes.”

Relational Leaders Are Authentic

Relational Leaders Are Empathic

Relational Leaders Foster Mutuality

Relational Leaders Tend to the Quality of Relationships

“Consider that there is such a thing as what it is like to be with someone.” — Guy Sengstock

Relational Leaders Are Sporting and Honorable

“A finite game is played for the purpose of winning; an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.” — James P. Carse

Relational Leaders Find Meaning in Relationships

“Spirit is not in the I but between I and You.” — Martin Buber

“Is my intent to relate or to control?” — Susan Campbell

An Invitation to Relational Leadership

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Michael Porcelli

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Facilitator, coach, speaker, writer on social technology — Authentic Relating, decentralization, Holacracy, Teal Organization https://www.themichaelporcelli.com

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Michael Porcelli

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Facilitator, coach, speaker, writer on social technology — Authentic Relating, decentralization, Holacracy, Teal Organization https://www.themichaelporcelli.com

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Medium's largest active publication, followed by +705K people. Follow to join our community.

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