Becoming an effective leader is not easy. Even if we do the skill-based and tactical parts of leadership well, most people still won’t follow if there is not a strong foundation of trust.
I have known leaders who were trustworthy, but not trusted. While trust is only one piece of how we create influence, it is critical if we want anyone to challenge their own thinking or reach more of their potential.
It is not enough for us to believe our mission as a leader is about helping others accomplish and achieve more, they have to believe it as well.
– Randy Hall, 4th Gear Consulting