Trust is the foundation of leadership.
There are three qualities a leader must exemplify to build trust: competence, connection, and character.
Treat trust as your most important asset.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy.”
-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
In short, character is the only effective bulwark against internal and external forces that lead to a country’s disintegration or collapse.
Character makes trust possible. And trust makes leadership possible.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.”
How do leaders earn respect? By making sound decisions, admitting their mistakes, and putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal agendas.
No leader can break trust with his people and expect to keep the same level of influence with them. Trust is the foundation of leadership.