Leadership: Lessons on Trust and Respect


Some of these ideas are so basic, yet so many leaders completly miss it. Mostly, I think its viral — one leader builds up and mentors another leader, never having taken the intentional effort to teach the importance and value of trust and respect.


Here is the slideshare presentation transcript.

Slide 2: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” —Dale Carnegie

Slide 3: “It was much later that I realized Dad’s secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth-grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a He was bishop or a college president. seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say.” —Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Respect

Slide 4: “What creates trust, in the end, is the leader’s manifest respect for the followers.” — Jim O’Toole, Leading Change

Slide 4 was particularly compelling. There a couple leaders I know that have demonstrated such respect for me, I would follow them gladly–even though I’m not under their leadership.

Slide 5: True “Empowerment” = Trust — Source: Barry Gibbons

Slide 6: “If you don’t listen, you don’t sell anything.” — Carolyn Marland, Managing Director

Slide 7: “Everyone lives by selling something.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

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