Don’t underestimate the significance of whether or not the people you lead like you.
Respect and trust are essential, but without the foundation of a positive relationship, leadership becomes very difficult.
Every time we hire someone at 12Stone Church, I ask the supervisor this question about the candidate they just interviewed, “So, what did you think?” Their first response is always, “Well, I liked her.” Then they go into the details. Or, the initial reaction is: “You know, I didn’t really like him.” It always starts with relationships. Always.