Leadership is influence.

But influence outside of relationship is almost impossible. So this mission-oriented, borderline introvert had to step out of my comfort zone to find the relationship approach that authentically worked for my personality and allowed me to connect with the folks I was privileged to lead.

That meant one-on-one, or small group interactions, which allowed me to be really engaged with each individual. That meant going out when I really would have preferred to stay in.

I wanted the members of my team to know me and to know how much I cared about them.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ~ John Maxwell