Aug 19, 2022Liked by Admired Leadership

How about the concept of “owed trust/respect” and “earned trust/respect”. Ie in the workplace perhaps owed trust/respect looks something like, “you’re a human, I’m a human, lets start with common decency in our interactions. You’ve got this job because someone thought you’re up to it”. Earned respect/trust looks like “you’ve been here a while now and you’re doing well.”

My thoughts are that the baseline “owed” allows teams to move to honest conversations which lead to improvements and optimal performance. What do you think?

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