In their new book, “Humble Leadership – The Power of Relationships, Openness and Trust” , Edgar Schein and Peter Schein talk of new approaches to leadership which are based more on personal relationships rather than a transactional role relationships.
They talk of 4 levels of relationships that are generally accepted in society and that great leaders exhibit qualities of openness, trust, empathy to being emotionally intimate relationships.
* Level Minus 1
Total impersonal domination and coercion.
* Level 1
Transactional role and rule-based supervision, service and most forms of professional helping relationships.
Interactions are routine and there are low levels of personal investment
* Level 2
Personal, cooperative, trusting relationships as in friendships and effective teams
* Level 3
Total mutual commitments
This book is a great read for any one who intends to build quality relationships at work. Here is a link to a video where Edgar Schein talks more about Humble Leadership – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wJaNKIALLw
Here is a brief summary of the book –> Brief Summary of Humble Leadership