How to generate trust in organization: 5/8 – Never run away from responsibility

How to generate trust in organization: 5/8 – Never run away from responsibility

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This is the 5th posting from a series of 8 short articles “How to generate trust in an organization”. The topics spring to life from my own experiences as well as from various books and articles I’ve read in the past. The most influential writers have no doubt been John C. Maxwell and Simon Sinek. Both emphasize the importance of high moral driven “people first” leadership.

How to generate trust in organization: 5 – Never run away from responsibility

Leaders are expected to lead and carry the weight of sometimes hard decisions. Quite often they are paid better than the average white collar worker because of responsibilities. If leaders end up trying to run away from their duties, they are not worth their salary.

But be careful: great leaders do not micromanage. Check out this Protip 1 I wrote earlier about the topic.“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”


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3 Replies to “How to generate trust in organization: 5/8 – Never run away from responsibility”

  1. But saying trust is important and actually cultivating an environment of trust are two different things. So, how can you actually build and cultivate trust in your workplace?

  2. Southwest Airlines is one of hundreds of companies I have worked with, albeit they are better known than many of the small or midsized companies I have worked with. Learn how to create a more human work culture where people are engaged and energized to do their best work.


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