Every positive leader possesses trust. Trust of the people. Trust from their people.
What does trust mean? What drives trust?
Dr. Jackie Freiberg mentions 4 primary drivers of trust:
Leaders will have to show and prove on a daily basis that they have the ability to do what they are called to do.
This doesn’t mean the leader has arrived. Leaders are life long learners…always trying to enhance their game and up their skills.
Your word is your word. You follow through. You do what you said you’d do.
You mean what you say. You say what you mean. But you never say it mean(ly).
When someone is benevolent to us, they’re interested and caring at an authentic level. It’s not a transactional kind of attention. It’s sincere. It’s a true say-it-forward and pay-it-forward and pray-it-forward desire.
Benevolence is the heart of integrity. It draws the best out of others.
Impact is how we land on people. It’s how we bump into others…how we “leak” onto others. We really have 3 options. We’ll land on others:
#3 is the worst as a leader. When people are questionable (inconsistent), we walk away and make assumptions. Assumptions are incorrect much of the time and incomplete most of the time.