Learning and Trust LO13359

Stever Robbins (stever@verstek.com)
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 00:19:09 -0400

Replying to LO13338 --

At 02:59 am 4/22/97 EDT, you wrote:
>If people understand
>that a leader operates consistently from a well-understood set of values
>-- whether people like the values or not -- then they trust that leader.

This is a powerful concept. It happened at the last place I worked. We
had a fresh, first-time project manager who consistently stood by his
principles, even when it meant being the lone holdout on certain issues.
When he left the company, he told me that much to his surprise, several
people said they wanted to come work for him someday. When he asked them
why, they said that it was because he'd really stood up for what he
believed in. That was very inspiring to people. He'd never even
suspected that it would result in his being perceived as a "leader."

- Stever

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