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Interdependence

October 3, 2013 2 Comments
Interdependence

For too many people, relationships at work are essentially dependent. We all need the help of others to be successful, but unhealthy dependence occurs when we relinquish to others our responsibility to speak and act with purposeful autonomy. Interdependence assumes responsibility for the ability to work autonomously as well as with other when necessary. Interdependent partners […]

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Real Expectations

June 8, 2011 0 Comments
Real Expectations

Expectations are the framework of interdependent work relationships. They are built on a foundation of REAL responsibility and secured by the glue of REAL accountability. We naturally expect our leaders to have expectations of their followers. Not all organizations and leaders engage in formal goal setting, but I would not give you a nickel for […]

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Ten Keys To Real Responsibility

June 7, 2011 4 Comments
Ten Keys To Real Responsibility

I’m not a big fan of acronyms, but I created the acronym REAL – responsibility, expectations, accountability, learning – to try to describe what I think right relationships at work should look like. I recognize that very few of our relationships at work will develop into the goal of interdependent partnerships, but that can never […]

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Interdependent Covenant Relationship

May 27, 2011 2 Comments
Interdependent Covenant Relationship

Leadership in its fullest expression is relational. Strong relationships are characterized by shared purpose, affective commitment, trust, and interdependence. Out of necessity, most of our relationships at work are overwhelmingly contractual. Strong systemic drivers of behavior – e.g. selection, training, goal-setting, performance appraisal, and rewards – are both enabled and constrained by their agency. Contractual […]

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