As a leader with people reporting to you, your day revolves around relationships.  I want to share with you what I believe are the three main causes of relationship crashes in the workplace.

FAILURE TO HONOR AND RESPECT OTHERS

Everyone deserves honor and respect.  Giving honor means to esteem at the highest level or putting others first.  To respect others is to value them and have a genuine concern for them.  We should respect others regardless of their conduct.

FAILURE TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT OTHERS

Encouragement is giving courage, approval and can also provide confidence.  We all need encouragement and can all give encouragement; using our words, tone and our attitude.  Support is more tangible; it is providing the tools needed to be successful. This could include budget, resources or people.  Make sure you support others by helping them balance life and work.  Be intentional on giving encouragement and support to those in your span of care.

FAILURE TO CHALLENGE WRONGS

When you don’t challenge wrongs, others notice and feel like you are not a good leader.  It can also cause resentment towards that person.   Before challenging a wrong in someone else, make sure you are quick to admit your mistakes.  How to challenge wrongs the right way?

– Discern right from wrong.

– Act on what is right regardless of risk.

– Don’t tolerate wrongs in yourself and confront wrongs in others.

– You MUST follow through so that wrongs are not repeated.