If You Say Then You Must

If you can’t take what your leader says at face value, how can you confidently follow them for anything?

If You Say Then You Must

For anyone who grew up in the 70’s/80’s, your word was gold. The days of writing sales deals on napkins are long gone. Eye contact, handshakes to seal mutual understanding and meaningful words that connected people – these were expected in most business engagements but have been replaced with Likes and digital documents.

We live in a world of lip service, “caught you on camera saying this” and using other mediums to communicate our messaging for us. We focus a lot on our Personal Brand by positioning ourselves to be whoever or whatever we want to be – as long as we substantiate it with digital support.

Leaders don’t have this luxury.

The people we lead are watching our every move. When leading companies, I found it odd that staff who invited me for Christenings, weddings, funerals or even visits to staff in the hospital would be shocked that I actually showed up. It was who I was and if I said I’d drop by, it was a done deal.

If you can’t take what your leader says at face value, how can you confidently follow them for anything?