Trust is to an organization what oil is to a car engine. It keeps the moving parts from seizing and stopping forward motion. But trust is not something you can take for granted. It takes months—sometimes years—to build. Unfortunately, you can lose it overnight.
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One of the most important parts of being an effective leader is building trust. In this guest post, Dr. Jeremy Statton provides 6 ways leaders can do this with their teams.
In this episode of Between the Lines, I continue my interview Anne Jackson, author of the new book Permission to Speak Freely. This is part 2 of 2.
In this episode of Between the Lines, I interview Anne Jackson, author of the new book Permission to Speak Freely. This is part 1 of 2.
Twitter provides an unprecedented opportunity for people to extend and amplify their influence. You don’t have to buy time on television or radio. You don’t have to write a book or magazine column. You don’t even have to blog. All you have to do is write short 140 character posts about what you are doing or—more importantly—what has your attention right now.
Our interaction with the Web and the expectations it creates have shaped what we expect from our leaders. Therefore, if leaders are going to be effective with the current generation of Internet-savvy followers, they must adapt their leadership style. I call this Leadership 2.0.
Today, we live in a world of near-total transparency. Google, Wikipedia, and many other websites make it possible to check any fact almost instantaneously. As a leader, speaker, or author, you have to be particularly careful with your statistics. If you exaggerate the facts, you will be found out. And the results can be embarrassing—or worse.
You can hire a ghost writer to write a book. You might even be able to hire someone to write an occasional op-ed piece or magazine article. Usually, no one will even know unless you choose to tell them. But this is not true with blogs. It is especially not true with Twitter.