When we think of great leaders, we often speak about those who can get the most out of their team to produce strong results. However, if we dig deeper into this, leaders are limited by the size of their team, and can only produce as much as the size of your team allows.
An exceptional leader can build very strong stakeholder relationships, and off the back of this, expand their team, and therefore improve the outcomes the team can produce.
Additionally, in building strong stakeholder relationships, you create allies.
These trusted partners can provide invaluable feedback from their unique outside perspective, and will be able to see things that you simply can’t see from the inside.
Leveraging this feedback to build on what’s working and address what’s not working can give you a very strong advantage.