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Topic: Trust

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debbiemcgrath
Member since 06/22/2005
Trust
07/06/2005 / 10:33 am    #1

Trust
The ability to create an environment that fosters trust within the workplace is the most important attribute in my opinion.

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dummy
Member since 05/18/2005
Re:Trust
08/18/2005 / 3:35 pm    #2

There have been many attributes that have been used to define the "best" leaders. The book shelves are loaded with authors who believe they have captured the leadership formula.

In my opinion, it would be detrimental to the development of leadership studies to say that one aspect of character is the ultimate for defining leadership. Rather it is the subtle interplay of many qualities that create the best leaders. These attributes may include: trust, integrity, humour, vision, and stamina.



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SMcPherson
Member since 12/31/1969
Re:Trust
10/14/2005 / 7:05 pm    #3

Leadership is a profession - a profession that is poorly understood - that comes with a cornucopia of unsupportable mythology. A truly professional leader has 3 synegistic systems - values, process, presence. The powerful combination of these three systems makes or breaks a leader.

There are no secrets to leadership. There is only the consistent use and application of values, processes and presence.

>There have been many attributes that have been used to define the "best" leaders. The book shelves are loaded with authors who believe they have captured the leadership formula.
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>In my opinion, it would be detrimental to the development of leadership studies to say that one aspect of character is the ultimate for defining leadership. Rather it is the subtle interplay of many qualities that create the best leaders. These attributes may include: trust, integrity, humour, vision, and stamina.
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1119479388557
Member since 06/22/2005
Re:Trust
03/07/2006 / 5:06 am    #4

>Leadership is a profession - a profession that is poorly understood - that comes with a cornucopia of unsupportable mythology. A truly professional leader has 3 synegistic systems - values, process, presence. The powerful combination of these three systems makes or breaks a leader.
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>There are no secrets to leadership. There is only the consistent use and application of values, processes and presence.
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>>There have been many attributes that have been used to define the "best" leaders. The book shelves are loaded with authors who believe they have captured the leadership formula.
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>>In my opinion, it would be detrimental to the development of leadership studies to say that one aspect of character is the ultimate for defining leadership. Rather it is the subtle interplay of many qualities that create the best leaders. These attributes may include: trust, integrity, humour, vision, and stamina.
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1119479388557
Member since 06/22/2005
Re:Trust
03/07/2006 / 5:20 am    #5

To me, two words are extremely important in leadership capability; motivate and inspire. Hence, great leadership, in my opinion, is the ability to motivate and inspire people. Motivation here relates to how leaders align the whole organisation to deliver the business objectives whilst the ability to inspire is critical for the next level of performance.

>Leadership is a profession - a profession that is poorly understood - that comes with a cornucopia of unsupportable mythology. A truly professional leader has 3 synegistic systems - values, process, presence. The powerful combination of these three systems makes or breaks a leader.
>
>There are no secrets to leadership. There is only the consistent use and application of values, processes and presence.
>
>>There have been many attributes that have been used to define the "best" leaders. The book shelves are loaded with authors who believe they have captured the leadership formula.
>>
>>In my opinion, it would be detrimental to the development of leadership studies to say that one aspect of character is the ultimate for defining leadership. Rather it is the subtle interplay of many qualities that create the best leaders. These attributes may include: trust, integrity, humour, vision, and stamina.
>>
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1119487054966
Member since 06/22/2005
Re: Re:Trust
11/14/2006 / 2:18 am    #6

I think that when we are strategically managing our HR, there are roles set for leaders with certain qualities that aid the organization to reach its goals, so these books help us define leaders in those situations, sum that up with experience and I think this quality can be fostered and matured to a point when the key person is ready for insertion in the leader role, with the characteristics that will most surely combine with the situation to ensure success.

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savithap
Member since 01/17/2007
Re: Trust
01/18/2007 / 1:15 am    #7

Hi,
I feel that to become a great leader perseverance and trust builiding is most important. A good leader emerge when team accepts him in that rolw. Leader is one who takes leads for all credits and mistakes. But the most important aspect of a good leader is his rationale thinking and proactiveness.Due to rationale thinking gaining trust is easier in the team Being proactive makes the team perform better. Together they lead to bring trust on the leader.

A leader is one who is accpeted by the team. He has people to follow him. Who sets examples for others and help his team members also grow along with him.

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tilakthomas
Member since 03/14/2007
Re: Trust
03/15/2007 / 1:20 am    #8

I've read quite a bit about leadership-most of the major theories, entire HBR issues devoted to leadership, articles from leadership quarterly but somehow Bernard Bass theory of Transformational Leadership comes to mind through all the haze.

A leader must be able to provide
1.Intellectual Stimulation.
2.Idealized Influence-ethics,example
3.Inspirational motivation
and
4.Individualized consideration.

In the modern context of organizational life I think the above four are indispensable.

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robrobson
Member since 04/11/2007
Leadership is what leadership creates - climate
04/11/2007 / 5:41 am    #9

Our view of leadership is that it is best understood and developed in terms of the impact it has upon the performance of others, and not specific qualities or behaviours.

In other words:
As a leader, what is it like to be around you?

Our leadership tool, ALPS (Apter Leadership Profiling System) measures this in terms of eight microclimate conditions that the leader creates for their team:

Purpose - This is the condition which focuses on the long term direction of the team and its activities. It is future oriented and based on clear, shared goals.

Energy - In this condition the emphasis is on enthusiasm for the task itself – for its own sake. People become involved by choice, out of interest and a sense of excitement.

Change Orientation - This condition allows us to question the status quo. It allows for the opportunity todisagree, to question and to challenge.

Structure - The structure condition is concerned with roles, routines and procedures making things run smoothly and increasing efficiency and productivity.

Individual Contribution - This condition is about taking responsibility and being accountable for my actions. People need to feel that what they do is important in the context of the team, and that they can contribute in a significant way by their efforts.

Enablement
- Enablement is about creating the conditions in which each individual is supported to achieve for themselves. Here we are not just talking about the leader’s perspective but a condition in which people willingly and enthusiastically help each other succeed

Consideration - In this condition, people feel acknowledge and valued as individuals. This is subtlydifferent from caring for others, in that the attention is focussed back in our ourselves.

Warmth - This climate condition is about the human and sociable needs of the group and the individuals within it. We protect, support and value each other as people.

Over the last couple of years we've been collecting Utrecht Work Engagement Scale responses alongside ALPS and found that overall scores on ALPS (better leadership being seen as allowing access to all eight conditions) accounted for almost half of the variation of employee engagement.

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1119481472951
Member since 06/22/2005
Re: Trust
05/29/2007 / 4:51 pm    #10

Actually, this discussion made me tink about what leadership is NOT...that's power and control, tho, those are sometimes miataken for leadership and are often someting one acquires as a result of belin a leader...After why put Hitler, Lincoln, Billy Grahm and Charles Manson in the same category of leadership.

Thus, I am more of an advocate of servant-leadership.

“A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.”
Russell H. Ewing 1885-1976 British Journalis

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Arathi
Member since 02/10/2007
Re: Re: Trust
08/14/2007 / 7:20 am    #11

Hi I agree with Savitha, leaders are the ones who can keep the team together. They understand the vibration in the team and strive to keep the unit as one.

Leaders are one who lead from the front by keeping the organisational goals in front of everything else.

True leaders give importance to the process and ensure that the ultimate goal of any organisation - that is - customer (Internal & external) satisfaction is achieved.



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watercooler
Member since 08/28/2007
Re: Re:Trust
08/28/2007 / 5:10 pm    #12

QuotationTo me, two words are extremely important in leadership capability; motivate and inspire. Hence, great leadership, in my opinion, is the ability to motivate and inspire people. Motivation here relates to how leaders align the whole organisation to deliver the business objectives whilst the ability to inspire is critical for the next level of performance.


I couldn't agree more with this statement. My company recently had us attend a leadership seminar that focused on Henry V and the battle of Agincourt, where Henry gives a speech that goes beyond rallying his men, but makes them actually want to be part of the battle. Their chancing of winning looked beyond slim but he made them believe in his plan and left them wanting to be part of it--inspiring and motivating. It was actually really interesting. This explains it a bit better.

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watercooler
Member since 08/28/2007
Re: Re: Re:Trust
08/29/2007 / 4:00 pm    #13

Sorry, I just realized the link didn't post correctly. http://www.moversandshakespeares.com/ is the group that lead the leadership seminar. It's a pretty interesting concept for looking at what makes a leader.

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roop
Member since 09/22/2007
Re: Re: Re: Trust
10/18/2007 / 4:42 am    #14

From my point of view :

Leadership have based on 5 C
1. C: Clarity
2. C: Credibilty
3 C: Challenge
4 C: Commitment
5 C: Context

These 5 Qualities essential for leaders.
Regards
Roopal

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KSholonski
Member since 09/28/2012
Re: Re: Re: Re: Trust
10/10/2012 / 10:41 am    #15

Trust inspires others to show up at their best. It is challenging to define since it goes deeper than words. It is felt by the heart and we cannot be fooled by fast talk, and flash. Either we trust someone or not...sometimes we don't even know why we do or don't. It just is. Our instincts direct us.

A benchmark that allows trust to develop is authenticity. When a leader is real....those around them feel it. We tend to be suspicious if our trust radar picks up a fake or an imposter that is simply pretending to care.

Leaders that focus on being their true and unique self will notice an increase of trust in their relationships. Others will willingly follow and do their best when they know someone has their back and will stay true to themselves.
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bkang
Member since 05/07/2007
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trust
10/15/2012 / 8:37 am    #16

QuotationTrust inspires others to show up at their best. It is challenging to define since it goes deeper than words. It is felt by the heart and we cannot be fooled by fast talk, and flash. Either we trust someone or not...sometimes we don't even know why we do or don't. It just is. Our instincts direct us.

A benchmark that allows trust to develop is authenticity. When a leader is real....those around them feel it. We tend to be suspicious if our trust radar picks up a fake or an imposter that is simply pretending to care.

Leaders that focus on being their true and unique self will notice an increase of trust in their relationships. Others will willingly follow and do their best when they know someone has their back and will stay true to themselves.
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I agree but I would also like to mention once someone has broken that trust the employee will always second guess all information/direction thereafter unless the trust can be re-established.

You are very correct Trust inspires!


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christy.hall
Member since 10/18/2012
Funny, Educational video on Trust
10/18/2012 / 1:10 pm    #17

Free videos on how NOT to lead: soderquist.org/leaderskilz. Great to use in training presentations! This one is on trust. Enjoy! :)



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marcella.bremer
Member since 10/21/2012
Re: Funny, Educational video on Trust
11/30/2012 / 4:37 am    #18

Thanks for sharing those videos! :)

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christy.hall
Member since 10/18/2012
Re: Re: Funny, Educational video on Trust
11/30/2012 / 9:15 am    #19

You're quite welcome, Marcella! If you'd like to be notified when new Leaderskilz episodes (and other leadership videos) are released, you can add your email to our eNewsletter list in the website footer.

The Soderquist Center also recently released a line of easy-to-use Video Discussion Kits starting at $99 each. They include a leader's guide, slide deck with video, and printable handouts, and are perfect for a 1-hour session on a variety of leadership topics. soderquist.org/store

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ben.simonton
Member since 01/17/2013
Re: Trust
02/18/2013 / 2:04 pm    #20

Please take a look at this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljfyxsGbg-w&list=HL1361214149

Best regards, Ben
Leadership is a science and so is engagement



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