Leadership Connections and Relationships

In a world of 500 million friends we easily confuse or even fail to consider the difference between a connection and a relationship. But when you are 40 feet off the ground ready to take your next step out on a limb, it makes all the difference in the world. ‘

Leadership requires investment in vital relationships as well as a network of connections.

At the inaugural African Leadership Indaba last week we talked with students about the importance of developing and nurturing social capital. Our leadership capabilities are very much linked to how we invest in others including what we do to build and maintain trust.

Leadership risks leaning into some connections knowing that if you fall they are still there for you. And the the commitment becomes mutual no matter how high the stakes.