It can be easy to overlook the power of trust and the simple ways it is established.
I was reminded of this by a recent post from Leadership Moments, a newsletter put out by Beth Flynn over at the Ohio State University Leadership Center. I am republishing a portion below. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, follow the link at the bottom. Enjoy.
“General Dwight David Eisenhower did the impossible.
“Allied commands depend on mutual confidence, this confidence is gained, above all, through the development of friendships.”
“Perhaps his most outstanding ability[at West Point, decades before D-Day] was the ease with which he made friends and earned the trust of fellow cadets who came from widely varied backgrounds; it was a quality that would pay great dividends during his future coalition command (Peters, p. 95).”From: Peters, T. (2010). The little big things: 163 ways to pursue excellence. New York: Harper Studio
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