According to their wonderful book “The Leadership Challenge,” leadership research experts Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner state that “credibility (or Trust) is the foundation of leadership.”
The research simply confirms what we have all experienced in our lives.
Without trust, you can’t lead and you won’t follow!
We’ve all heard that old saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.” And if you’re a good leader, you understand that without trust, you have nothing.
The depth of each relationship is directly equal to the amount of trust that is in that relationship. Trust is the basis of ALL relationships, and as a leader you must understand this in order to be effective.
I’ve made a few observations about trust in leadership that I’d like to share with you. I think you’ll find these to be true in your situation…
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