Are You a Sincere Leader?

I wrote earlier this summer about my valiant struggle with “Minnesota Nice” and how it made me a better leader. Here I talk more about how even a Packer backer deep in Vikings country can build trust in the workplace.

Let me know if you, like me, have struggled with any of these components and how you fared.

Audio: “Trust is normally built around three key variables. One is, are you competent, are you any good at what you do? The second is, reliability. Are you reliable, do you do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it? And the third is, sincerity. Is, do people really, deeply understand your motives, and is it others focused? Are, they believe that you’re trying to get them to do something because it’s good for them, not good for you.

“I was always pretty good at my job and I always did what I said I was going to do, but unless people ultimately believe that your motive is to help them to be successful, I don’t believe you can be a good leader, and so I had to overcome that obstacle and I think that’s what’s made me a better leader.”

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