Archive for November, 2010
This week, I met and had a glass of champagne (or maybe two) with British Actor and Concert Director Charles Grant. Charles is a really talented singer, actor, television and radio producer. He is currently the Concert Director at the Actors’ Church in St. Paul’s Covent Garden, London England (my hometown).
Charles presented “Chopin in London” at Winston Wolfe’s home, Loxley Hall, in Memphis, with the lovely Rose Cholmondeley, a Steinway Artist and Chopin recital extraordinaire. Rose played music from Chopin’s last public concert at the Guildhall.
When I facilitate programs for leadership development, one of the topics we discuss in depth is trust. The reason we talk about trust is that it is almost impossible to have a discussion about what makes a good leader without using the word “trust.” To be a good leader you must be “trustworthy.” You must have credibility with your followers and be someone whose word is always good.
So what exactly is trust? Let’s start by thinking of 3 people whom you would trust with your life. In other words identify some person or entity (think organization, agency, company) that you would trust to make life-altering or even life-ending decisions for you. Have you thought of three?