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One-to-one Relationships

The Benefits of One-to-One Relationships

Introverted leaders explained that one-to-one relationships are an important aspect of their leadership style:

  • in groups or teams which are highly extroverted, it can be difficult to get your voice heard or to influence people. Some introverted leaders work around this by interacting with individual members of the group - perhaps starting with the more introverted members to build confidence and a sense of purpose

  • taking time to build one-to-one relationships with key colleagues and other leaders can compensate for a comparative lack of visibility in the organisation - it can be a case of quality rather than quantity

  • building a series of close working relationships can create a bank of people to call on in future roles and tasks

  • creating close working relationships can build loyalty and reduce staff turnover.