People are more likely to follow and respect a leader they trust.
...and are less likely to follow - and will never respect - a leader they do not trust.
I just wish our political leaders - from all of the political parties - understood this.
And lived accordingly.
I know, this should have been a Tweet, not a blog post.
Yet sometimes less is more.
Unless it is trust; in which case "more" wins every time.
In response to a recent Leadership Notes article, my friend Sean Meenan replied as follows:
“5 simple words... leadership for dummies, ‘Inspire to lead or retire.’"
James Kouzes and Barry Posner do a good job of unpacking this a bit further in their book, A Leader’s Legacy. The following excerpt spells out the above principle in more specific terms:
Last week we discussed Authenticity in Leadership and concluded (together with research from Harvard Business School) that Character matters. This week we take a brief look at the Character of a truly remarkable leader.
Last week I quoted a Harvard Business School study regarding the importance of communication in Leadership.
The next question is this, "When it comes to communication and marketing, is there a Best tool avaialble?" Yes. The answer is Video, as illustrated above.
Harvard Business School is well known for its sage advice on the topic of leadership in business.
A commentary from the HBS “Working Knowledge” series caught my eye when it discussed the importance of communication in the role of leadership. Here is an excerpt from the article I read:
"Communication is the real work of leadership," says HBS professor Nitin Nohria, who documented the importance of persuasion in his 1992 book Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management.
There are many variations when it comes to leadership styles. Yet at the core, it may be possible to boil down a person’s central or “core” leadership style as the product of one or the other of two issues: Concentration or Distribution.