Real relationships require us to slow down, even when everything around us is demanding we go faster. Our effectiveness as leaders requires us to take the time to get it right.
– Ask yourself: Is your default setting “fast”? If yes, is that shortchanging you and others? Is your efficiency mindset undercutting a more beneficial effectiveness mindset?
– Understand that there’s no such thing as developing a relationship “efficiently.” Trust, respect, and rapport take time and investment.
– Intentionally slow down and connect with others in ways they prefer.