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The one thing leaders need more than anything else- Trust

If there is one thing- more than anything else, leaders need is TRUST.
Without trust, it is unlikely to rally your supporters, partners, and other stakeholders.
Unfortunately, trust is a rare commodity.
Very few leaders consciously build, and sustain trust.
Building trust may take years, if not decades, but losing trust takes one wrong word or misstep…
Your passion, zeal, smartness, knowledge, communication, what have you, cannot substitute the place of trust in your leadership.
Without trust, you cannot bring impactful changes in your organization, community, and/or nation…

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Recently, I was asked to facilitate a leadership retreat session on building trust. The workshop was very interactive and we covered important points that were aimed at empowering participants to understand:
  1. The place of trust in building an effective and functional team
  2. How can they consciously and proactively generate trust
  3. How can they constantly maintain trust
  4. Things that may erode trust
  5. And more…
From one to ten, one being untrustworthy and ten highly trustworthy, how do you measure your trustworthiness?
  • Ask someone else to measure your trustworthiness.
  • If you scored below 8, do you know the reason (s) why?
  • Most importantly, going forward, what are your strategies to build trust? Remember, you can consciously and proactively generate trust.
If you need help in this regard, let’s know…
Good luck!
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Becoming an inclusive leader

Successful leaders are those who are confident enough that they are not threatened when diverse views and ideas are expressed within their organizations.

They, on purpose, promote diversity of viewpoints. They are inclusive who entertain ‘organized disagreements’ knowing that such an organization enjoys a great deal of benefit from the collision of diverse ideas.

For their organizations (whether they are for profit, non-profits, charitable organizations, political parties, NGOs, etc.) to innovate and continuously improve and grow- they pay the necessary price. Some of the prices include but not limited to swallowing their egos, willing to listen, and open to be corrected when they are wrong, and when their ideas and proposals are inferior.

Your country, community, and the world at large needs confident leaders in the New Year who are willing to design within their organizations organized disagreements, entertain diverse views, and who are willing to tolerate outliers within their organizations.

Such leaders, rather than attempting to build cult and monotonous collection of ‘yes’ men and women, they are committed to the higher purpose of the organization and to the Greater Good by allowing people to speak their minds!

What kind of leader do you want to be? What will be your legacy? Do you want to be remembered as a control freak dictator? If you’re not in a leadership position right now, what kind of leaders are you supporting?

If you would like to become an inclusive leader, break away from this tradition of intimidating dissenters. Purposefully invite people that may not agree with you all the time.

Create a culture that promotes diversity and embrace inclusiveness if your desire is to tap into the talent, uniqueness, and experience of all of your people!

Wish you in the New Year success as you attempt to become an inclusive leader who is willing to incentivize organized disagreements!

Interview with PRO Leadership’s Board of Advisor- Dr. Gabe Hamda

Gabe and AssegidInterview of one of PRO Leadership’s Board of Advisors, Dr. Gabe Hamda, on Team-building.

Below are some of the main discussion points:

  • Why should we go to the trouble to form teams? Why don’t we just do it ourselves and avoid so many complications that may come with forming and leading teams?
  • When did you first acknowledge the importance of team for your personal and organizational goals?
  • Is there any one particular person (s) you admire for his/her great team playing ability? What are the lessons you learned from this individual?
  • You have a successful consulting business and also you actively involve in many community activities where you bring diverse people from diverse cultures. Why do you think you’re succeeding? Tell us about some of the approaches you implement so that other team leaders may benefit from your experience?
  • Why do you think teams fail?
  • The requirements, efforts, and wisdom that take to form, nurture, and grow teams in the sport industry are very different than in the marketplace or in charity environment or in a virtual setting. The approaches one may follow as he/she leads a team within a business environment may not help when that individual leads a team in volunteer environment. Tell us more about that.
  • What are some of the considerations team leaders should pay closer attention as they form and lead their teams?
  • What are some of the contributions individual team members should play so as their teams succeed?
  • What is the place of succession plan?

Here is the link to watch the interview: