Saturday, January 8, 2011
Truth About Leadership: Post #7
Truth Six—Trust Rules. Talk about an attention getter—the authors lead off this chapter with show stopper: “In a 2009 international study, the majority of people said they trust a stranger more than they trust their boss (p. 75).” Leaders must take the risk to open up first to followers. If you want trust, then start by trusting others. Micromanaging is a HUGE anti-trust move! Leaders must “ante up first.” Great leaders have to prove that they can be trusted—behave consistently, communicate clearly, and be truthful. Above all, candor is central to any relationship, especially for leaders.