Contributed by Erik Kruger, founder of Modern Breed, an international learning and development firm cultivating a new breed of leaders and teams. As a speaker, writer and thinking partner for entrepreneurs and business leaders, Erik shared his expertise with Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members during learning events about the future of leadership.
The ground is shifting beneath your feet. Suddenly rules that guided you yesterday have no bearing on how you navigate today.
Yet, there are laws of leadership that will guide you reliably no matter what is happening around you―immutable truths that will always strengthen your leadership abilities amidst even the greatest challenges.
I want to share four such truths.
1. In leadership we trust
“Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities of which they were previously unaware.” ―David Armistead
Can you imagine a time in the future when trust will not be essential for great leadership? I cannot fathom what such a scenario would look like. On the contrary, trust grows ever more critical in a world divided by fake news, abuses of power, and the distribution of the workforce.
The “trust fall” is a team-building exercise in which you fall backward and trust another person to “catch” you. The exercise is often mocked, yet thanks to the uncertainty around us, we are looking more than ever for people who will catch us―people who will have our backs.
Do not miss the opportunity to catch the digital trust falls of your people.