As leaders, it’s important to proactively and consistently connect with others on a personal and human level, not only as employees or as paying customers, but as people who are a big part of our success. Consider the following actions you can take to have a more personal connection with those around you:
Hillary Clinton’s current lead in the presidential race has very little to do with Hillary Clinton or the kind of leadership she has demonstrated to date. Poll after poll shows that millions of Americans don’t see Hillary Clinton as trustworthy. I’m one of those Americans and what Clinton did this week in connection with her on-going email mess reinforces this untrustworthiness.
Finally…they said it wouldn’t happen. He said he wouldn’t do it. When I wrote about Donald Trump in my newly released book, Lessons in Leadership, I predicted he wouldn’t do it. But just yesterday he came pretty damn close. What did Trump do?
Every organization—whether it’s a large corporation, a family-run business, or a small mom-and-pop shop—must have a strong plan of succession and a short list of potential leaders ready to step up and take charge when the current boss steps aside or is forced out for health or other reasons.
It’s hard enough to lead successfully when times are good, but when times get challenging or uncertain, a leader will find it much harder to succeed and get team members to stay on board and remain loyal if he or she has not established trust. Yet, trust is a very complex thing. It’s so hard to achieve but so easy to lose, and once you lose it, it seems so hard to