Hummm… not sure about this one. Define friendship. If you mean a real ‘friend’ then I am not supporting this. Leadership and true friendship cannot mix. If you fudge the work friendship then she might have a point. An interesting read.
“As leaders, let’s cultivate relationships were we match their efforts, respect their hustle, support their ambition, protect their heart, value their loyalty and uplift their spirits. When we do, the fine line between leadership and friendship is rendered invisible.”
I have been watching a friend struggle recently as she tries to manage a team of people who were not engaged. Read… ‘they really didn’t care’. The result is demoralizing