Mutual respect and a shared desire to reach common goals are essential for constructive working relationships.
Good leadership is based on the oscillation between action and reflection. In ‘action mode’, bold instruction and planning drive an organization forward, combined with a level of risk-taking when making decisions. In ‘reflection mode’, taking a pause and deliberating before taking the wrong turn can act as a protective measure while opening up space for creative solutions. This way, managers can switch between acting on a ‘stage’ and reflecting on events from the distance of the ‘director’s chair’ in the audience.
The principle of ‘healthy leadership’ stresses the importance of task-orientation, strengthening team spirit, and promoting self-management in equal measure.