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Leaders have to earn trust

Dear Reader,

  1. Leaders earn trust from their followers.
  2. Leaders give trust to their followers.

To be a leader, you have to understand that trust is not bi-lateral.

You don’t get trust from someone just because you trusted them. That may be the first step in the process, but it is probably not the only step. You have to show that you are a good steward of their trust. The impetus is on you, the leader, to actively earn the trust.

On the other hand, one of the many ways you can earn the trust of your followers is to trust them. To give someone your trust and let them grow and flourish in their role.

Earn your followers trust by trusting in them; or destroy their trust by making them earn it first.

Until next time,
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