Surviving Leadership Chaos
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Surviving Leadership Chaos
" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership

Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos |
Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don't trust their employer. What gives?
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(From the article): One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman "Trust Barometer", a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.

 Among the other notable findings, trust decreases down an organization’s hierarchy: 64% of executives, 51% of managers, and 48% of rank and file staff say they trust their organizations, and employees say they trust peers more than CEOs when it comes to company information. Right now, many workers have their choice of jobs that boast high earnings and a range of career opportunities. To stay competitive in the war for talent, most employers are offering a full complement of benefits and perks as well as beefing up their efforts to engage workers through inclusion initiatives. Indeed, many employees among the Top 100 Great Places To Work reported being satisfied with their jobs, but also having a high level of trust for their companies.

 That’s obviously not the case everywhere, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. The survey revealed gaps between factors that employees rate as important for building trust and how their leaders rated based on those attributes.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 11:21 PM
When we conflate management and leadership, treating them as the same thing, we make the mistake of missing what leading is. It cannot be defined, but, when we see it, we recognize it.
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How to Build Trust Between Generations

How to Build Trust Between Generations | Surviving Leadership Chaos |

It has been said often: “Change is the only constant.” This may be more evident than ever before. Mobility is the new, new thing, driving many changes. We are untethered yet always connected. A dichotomy of change.

Via ThinDifference
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(From the article): This is important. We are leading together for a generation. Let’s do it by realizing there is a thin difference between generations and a vast opportunity exists to create a big leadership story. 

ThinDifference's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:14 AM

More hype has been piled on Generation Y, or better known as Millennials. We are building layers to insulate rather than removing layers to engage. This needs to be our call-to-action. Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silent Generation alike but between two generations. We need to cross the gap and lead anew!

It is time to build trust.

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A Leader's New Year's Resolution

A Leader's New Year's Resolution | Surviving Leadership Chaos |


~ try my best to stay out of the box with others   

~ forgive those I don't want to forgive

~ stop blaming and trust more

~ mimimize my self-deception and my own virtue


Here is to a great 2013!

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Roger Francis
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 1, 2013 9:08 AM

Happy New Year!!!!

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8 questions for improving your leadership 

8 questions for improving your leadership  | Surviving Leadership Chaos |
Here are some questions to help you evaluate whether your leadership contributes to a culture of encouragement.
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Do you express a positive attitude toward the objective or goal to be accomplished? 

(From the article): Sometimes the only time that a person may hear from their manager is when they haven’t performed as expected. This leaves people thinking that the only time anyone cares what they do is when they make a mistake. Rather than allowing people to constantly guess whether or not they are performing as expected, you should take every opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of others whether the task be small or large. You also want to encourage others to express appreciation to members of the team. Cultivating a culture of appreciation will increase both morale and productivity.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 10:35 AM
It is definitely necessary to improve functionality of community and organization as opposed to dysfunction.
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Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed?

Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed? | Surviving Leadership Chaos |

Pride is a funny thing. We want pride to be evident in what we do. We want our pride to show in where we work and gather as a community. We want to be proud of the places we engage and participate in. Pride is a good thing.

In leadership, it gets trickier.
Via ThinDifference
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(From the article): Although confidence is required in leadership, being overly proud of our abilities leads to downfalls and pitfalls. It is a misplaced pride that gets leaders off track.

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Pride can be powerful... for the good or bad. Getting it right is an important practice leaders need to embrace, gaining trust and productivity.

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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | Surviving Leadership Chaos |

The Trust Maturity Model from


What is the level of trust in your team?


Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Kevin Watson, David Hain
Metta Solutions's comment, October 18, 2012 11:48 AM
AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 18, 2012 12:49 PM
@Metta Solutions, you are welcome, I really like your curated work as well. One suggestion would be to link your twitter account to, this way you will be mentioned automatically on twitter when we rescoop your posts.
Geoff Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:43 PM

Nice descriptive framework, but it needs a 'how to get there' as well...