Leadership Minute: Push Forward

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Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team. – Patrick Lencioni

Trust is an essential component of any team dynamic. How trust is communicated is important. Knowing that your fellow team members have your back is reassuring. That they know you have theirs is critical. But sometimes a push is needed to send a message that you not only have their back but you believe in what they can become. Pushing others is not so much about being there to catch them when they fall but to help move them forward. Being pushed stirs us out of our comfort zones and tends to be unsettling at times. But we all need a push now and then. Trust is built through consistency and tested over time by our actions. When your team members trust you then they can see the push for what it is and the good it can accomplish. Trust enough to care, care enough to push.

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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