Bill Hybels: Leadership = Trust
At the core of leadership is trust. Do people trust you? Do they trust who you have empowered to lead in your organizations?
To the extent that you are trusted, you are free to lead. To dream great dreams and go from here to there. When you lose trust, it’s game over. You can no longer lead. It all comes to a grinding halt.
Integrity = trustworthiness.
How are you doing? Is there anywhere in your leadership and your life where you are not fully trustworthy?
Is there anyone in your organization with whom you think you need to have a conversation about their trustworthiness? “One of the biggest regrets in my organization is knowing some people are off track and not going and talking to them right away. And then by the time I have talked to them, lots of damage has been done.”
Or maybe you’ve already had the conversation, and it’s time to take them out. They hurt too many people, they don’t tell the truth. Give first warnings, give second warnings. At some point, you have to take action.