Trust is the bedrock of effective leadership. If those you lead don’t trust you, they won’t willingly follow you.
Setting politics aside, Kevin McCarthy’s recent experience stands as a testament to this fact. It wasn’t mere policy disagreements that led many members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, to withhold their trust. It was something deeper.
Interestingly, the successor to the speakership might share a similar political agenda with McCarthy, underscoring that trust transcends policy.
So, whether you’re aspiring to be an effective managing partner, general counsel, department chair, or lead any sort of team, remember: building and nurturing trust should always be your primary focus.
People who know me well know that I will be reveling in the discord, at least for a day or two.
Unfortunately, our country is not the winner. We have so many problems that need to be addressed and solving those problems require good leadership.
The only way to govern this country is for both sides of the aisle to compromise. That requires good leadership.
Hopefully, the next Speaker of the House will make building trust a first priority. We will all benefit. #leadership #lawfirms #housespeaker #politics