Do Nice Leaders Get Things Done?

I am delighted this week to feature guest blogger, Mac Farquhar. If you would like to blog on a theme related to The Trusted Executive then please get in touch. Here is Mac’s valuable insight into habit no.6 – Choosing to be Humble:-

How many of us are used to a kinder style of leadership,

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United Airlines, Transparency and the Inner Wolf

This week United Airlines was the latest corporate brand to the slaughter. Like BP, Volkswagen, Uber and Sports Direct before it, the beleaguered airline was caught revealing its true heartless soul in the full glare of the media spotlight. The thin veil of corporate goodwill slipped and, in a sudden violent outburst,

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Trust Habit No.7: The Awesome Power of Evangelism

There is nothing like eating your own dog food. At the recent AoEC Trusted Executive training day, I completed my own self-assessment exercise based on the nine habits of trust. It was a revealing experience which I then had the opportunity to de-brief with another coach in the AoEC team.

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The Aggregation of Marginal Decays: Team GB Cycling’s Trust Crisis

Back in 2012, my co-author in ‘Challenging Coaching’ Ian Day, wrote a popular blog titled ‘Aggregation of Marginal Gains, Aggregation of Marginal Decays’. In the blog, he spoke of the positive impact of the tiny, multiple performance enhancements that had been popularised by Sir David Brailsford in the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics.

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May, Trump & The Edelman Trust Barometer: The Language of Trust (Part 2)

It has been a fascinating couple of weeks in the language of trust. In my previous post on this topic, I highlighted examples from a variety of politicians as to the language they use and the impact this has on whether we trust them or not. That blog preceded the events of the last two weeks which have included two keynote speeches from Theresa May,

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