Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat leadership equity like precious porcelain. It’s part of being a good shepherd.
I’ve been a church leader all my life and wish I could see churches exhibiting this: There is tremendous power when we believe in people and tell them so.
Great listening helps us in building trust. You’ve probably heard the saying, “People don’t care what you know, until they know you care.” I have found this to be quite true. I could share the greatest wisdom on the face of the earth with someone, but if they don’t trust me it will likely go…
A Pew survey found that 69% of people believe that religious leaders act unethically some, if not all, of the time. Pastors face a crisis of trust.
I’ve seen leaders – whether pastors, politicians or in business – try to take people places, even worthy places, and believe people would follow because they are popular as a leader. What they really needed was leadership trust.