Our Moral Compass: Trust Breeds Leaders

“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.”

-Simon Sinek

Trust is one of the most powerful things that can either make ore break a relationship. As author and speaker Simon Sinek says in today’s quote it separates the workers from the leaders in any organization. And let’s face it, we need more leaders in this day and age than workers. Leaders don’t need to have some sort of fancy title in front of their name to be considered one because it is the actions behind the role that define the leader. So how do we learn to trust people to get the job done?

Hannah Price on the Jostle blog writes about 12 Practical Ways To Build Trust At Work:

1. Tell the truth

2. Admit when you don’t know something

3. Admit when you’re wrong

4. If you say you’ll do it, do it

5. If you’re meant to do it, do it

6. Explain your thought process

7. Extend trust to others

8. Include others

9. Watch your reactions

10. Give others a chance to talk

11. Listen with intent

12. Take responsibility for failures

Remember that trust takes time. It is a two way street. You may develop trust in someone faster than they develop trust in you. And that’s ok. You must respect the process and the trust will be there if you remain true to yourself and true to others.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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