People today are desperate for LEADERS. However they want to be influenced by people they can trust, person’s with good CHARACTER ALL THE TIME.
Character is made up in the small moments of our lives. It’s the small things in life that will build your life on a firm foundation. A FOUNDATION that is built on CHARACTER. Without character you can build nothing, no one will follow if they cannot trust your CHARACTER.
1. MODEL CONSISTENCY OF CHARACTER:
Solid trust can only be built and developed when people can trust you ALL THE TIME. Your word and actions must be the same all the time and in all areas of your life.
2. EMPLOY HONEST COMMUNICATION:
To be trustworthy, you must be like a good musical composition, your words and music must match.
3. VALUE TRANSPARENCY:
The more people get to know you the more flaws show up in your life. Even if you try to hide them, they will pop up at certain times. Being HONEST with people can and will make all the difference in LEADERSHIP. People know that you are not perfect and they don’t expect you to be perfect. However they do expect you to be honest and admit that you have flaws.
4. SHOW HUMILITY:
People won’t trust you if they see that you are driven by ego, jealousy, or caring about self more that others. They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
All of this is a demonstration of TRUST. Can you be trusted in all situations. Live your life so people will see the CHARACTER YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE.