Nice or Kind?

Nice or Kind?

Are you striving for “nice” or “kind”? It’s a profound distinction & key to being a trusted leader — and an ally or friend. Duplicity can masquerade as “nice,” here’s how to avoid the trap.

Self-Trust: Lead Thyself

Self-Trust: Lead Thyself

Do you trust yourself? Are you trusted by others? I’ve had the privilege of speaking to many strong leaders in business, government, finance and education, and asked a question that’s changed my understanding of leadership and the role of trust –...
The Bread & Butter of Leadership

The Bread & Butter of Leadership

When we talk of trust, we make the choice of being vulnerable based on our positive expectations. This positive has a similar “feel” to respect: Respect is a deep admiration. Here are six tips to building these invaluable ingredients to leadership.

The Trust Vacation

The Trust Vacation

As leaders, our choices shape trust. If we want more trust in our teams, we need to accurately assess competencies — and give people chances to grow to the next level. Perhaps a vacation is the perfect opportunity to take the kind of risk that builds trust?

Can Leaders Build Trust?

Can Leaders Build Trust?

Last year, a headline in Forbes:  Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership. The old power-based leadership model worked in the past, but as organizations flatten and become more collaborative, the old model is undermining success.  Is it time to make trust a priority?...

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