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Friday, January 2, 2009

Trust and Leadership: Mother Being Deployed in Iraq

I just read a piece in The Washington Post about a mother who was sent on military deployment to Iraq, She was challenged by her husband for custody of their daughter because the mother was absent due to deployment. According to the story, leaders in the military told the mother to "deal with it."

Two opinion points from me: 1) Boo on the husband; 2)Boo on the military if leaders are in fact saying "deal with it."

Talk about a lack of empathy by both the husband and the military.

Over the next few days I will be writing on how you build trust, loyalty, and retain the best employees. The above method is what you do to get the opposite result.

Good news--the mother won the case.

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