Trust

Posts with the ‘Trust’ tag

Exposing Your Weaknesses

I frequently see leaders who would rather eat a bug than admit to others they made a mistake or had a weakness. Exposing your own failures is not a sign of weakness. Hiding your failures is! There is not a single person we lead who believes we are perfect.  In fact, when we own up to […]

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Performance Reviews Vs. Performance Reveals

A lot of people do not like performance reviews.  Many times it is the anticipation of bad news that can cause anxiety in the individual.  The fear of the unknown can overwhelm people. That’s the problem.  Nothing that is discussed in a performance review should be unknown. That is why they are called performance reviews […]

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I Can’t Lead Without Leaving My Office

Is this scene familiar to you? The boss walks through the office and says “Good morning” to people before closing his door until lunch. He walks back through the office after lunch saying “Good afternoon” to people before closing his door until he leaves the building at the end of the day. “See you tomorrow!”, […]

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I Trusted. I Got Burned. So What?

It stung! No doubt about it. A few months after Bob left the company, I found out he had pulled the wool over my eyes. I got burned by someone I had trusted. He faked his work activity reports. He forged signatures of clients. There were even rumors of him talking to me on the […]

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Confident Leaders Invite Arguments

“Argue with me.” He said it, AND he meant it. As I watched this leader invite his team to tear down his idea, I was astonished, inspired and humbled. Astonished: Because I had never seen a leader so readily open to criticism from the people he led. Inspired: Because I watched his team argue passionately […]

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One Thing That Kills Trust

Who do I trust? And why do I trust them?  There are a lot of things that play a role in whom I trust. Integrity, consistency, and reliability are just a few.  I trust people who display these attributes – most of the time.  However, even the most honest, consistent and reliable person will lose […]

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When Compassion Kills A Team

The softer side of leadership is in vogue these days.  Those softer leadership skills are critical to a leader’s long-term success.  A leader who doesn’t care about his team will one day turn around and find no one following him. However, problems arise when leaders allow these principles to prevent them from making the hard […]

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Leadership and the Venture Capitalist – 30 min Interview with James Brown of Arena Growth Partners and Dave Anderson of IMPACT Talk Radio

Dave Anderson interviews James Brown, co-founder of venture capital firm Arena Growth Partners. Topic: Leadership and the Venture Capitalist – What are they looking for? (30 minutes) James Brown is a West Point graduate with an MBA from Harvard and a JD from NYU School of Law. He has led private equity firms with over […]

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How to Choose a Business Partner – Interview with James Brown of Arena Growth Partners and Dave Anderson host of IMPACT Talk Radio

Dave Anderson speaks with James Brown, co-founder of venture capital firm Arena Growth Partners. Topic: How to Choose a Business Partner. (30 minutes) James Brown is a West Point graduate with an MBA from Harvard and a JD from NYU School of Law.  He has led private equity firms with over $4 billion in assets […]

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Three Reasons People Don’t Trust You

His team didn’t trust him and Tom was confused. He was a good guy and an award winning salesman prior to being promoted. But, he and his team were not connecting. They liked him just fine. But, they did not trust him. Trust is not easy. In today’s world, it takes more than just being […]

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