Do You Fire People You Don’t Like?

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Employees, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

George made it clear he didn’t respect top management. “They fire the people they don’t like, whether they’re doing a good job or not.”

His claim might have been baseless, but the reprimand he’d received from his supervisor years ago had planted the seed of distrust; unfortunately, management had not worked very hard to rebuild that all-important ingredient.

Harvey Mackay says, “Trust takes years to build and mere seconds to destroy and forever to repair. It’s easy to break, easy to lose, and one of the most difficult things to ever get back.”

David Horsager’s new book Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results describes what happens when Ethan Parker discovers a problem in his company and sets out to solve it. He’s the type of leader who thought success was certain. His business was growing fast and had huge potential, but a series of unexpected challenges alerted him to a deep gap in his company.
The book elaborates on the eight pillars of trust:

  • Clarity
  • Compassion
  • Character
  • Competency
  • Commitment
  • Connection
  • Contribution
  • Consistency

Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People said “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication.”

Trust is more than just a word. It is THE most important word in business.

Don’t leave your employees wondering if they have to be liked to stay employed. Build and maintain their trust by practicing the eight pillars in everything you do.

Learn more about trust. Watch Simon Sinek’s TED Talk on Why good leaders make you feel safe.

The road is easier together,

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