Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 31JAN11

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: leadership

If control is held too closely at the top of an organization or team, there is a lack of trust undermining effective collaboration. It takes more than simply delegating tasks—trust must also be delegated.

Teams need to be allowed to make mistakes. If people are allowed to make mistakes, the quality of the deliberation and decision-making increases as people gain confidence that they truly are making decisions that will be acted upon.

If people feel as though the decisions made in the course of collaborating aren’t likely to stick, they feel that there’s not much point to the collaboration and it weakens future collaborative efforts.

Trust is a critical component of leadership and collaboration—understanding this will help you thrive.

Thought for the week:

“Trust is the foundation for people to be more forthcoming. I believe and have empirical evidence that meeting a person where they are, listening deeply, responding to their questions, fears and doubts, without judgment, rapidly builds trust and allows us to go deeper quickly.” – Bill Corbett, Corbett Business Consulting

Note: I welcome your blog comments!

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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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