A decorated Marine Corps officer and author of Trust Based Leadership comments on the critical importance of trusting leaders in your organization. He asks, “Do I trust, and am I trusted?”
Mike Ettore, former Marine Corps Officer, in Forbes: “When I retired from the Marine Corps in 1998 and entered the business world, I took the leadership lessons I’d learned with me. But while trust permeates in the culture of the Marine Corps, I’ve found — during 20 years as a business leader and executive coach — that it is uncommon for companies to prioritize mutual trust up and down the chain of command and across the boundaries of divisions, departments and teams.
The best business leaders, however, do precisely that. They establish and cultivate an environment of trust, and their teams typically outperform their competitors.”