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Are you a trustworthy leader?
You probably answered with a resounding “Yes!” and perhaps a bit of indignation. The subject of one’s trustworthiness is a tricky one — have you ever met anyone who wholeheartedly agreed that they were untrustworthy?
Not many, I’d bet. That’s because people mistakenly equate “trustworthiness” with “personal integrity.” Both attributes are important ingredients to leading with character, but they are not synonymous.[…] Continue Reading »
Miri Zena McDonald attended the 2012 International Association of Business Communicators World Conference in Chicago and is providing coverage for SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership. She tweets @mirimcdonald.
Pamela Shockley-Zalabak almost didn’t make it to IABC. She evacuated from her home as part of the Colorado wildfires.
Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and author of eight books, said that she decided to attend despite the grave situation at home because she can’t do anything to change it.[…] Continue Reading »
Maggie Walsh, Ph.D., leads Forum Corporation’s leadership development practice.
In January, the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer — an annual global survey of trust in institutions — showed that the percentage of Americans who trust U.S. businesses dropped from 54% to 46%. While it may not be a sharp decline, it’s alarming because citizens are raising concerns and doubts about their nation’s leadership and the direction in which the country is heading.[…] Continue Reading »
Trust is flexibility. It allows you to achieve more than you ever thought you could. Trust lubricates relationships and provides freedom of movement necessary for great team achievements.[…] Continue Reading »
The Navy SEALs and their training regimen; the reason you should never use buzzwords in your e-mails; and how to maintain your savoir-faire.
It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Leadership: