Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Standing Up to Broken Trust

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If your leader broke your trust by his/her actions, would you have the strength to stand up to him/her? Bret Simmons shares his thoughts on the subject in "A Failure of Leadership."

Peer Accountability (Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 54)

Leaders create teams in which team members hold each other accountable. More than any system of reward and discipline, more than any policy, the fear of letting down respected teammates and peers represents the most effective means of accountability.

Peer accountability is an outgrowth of trust and commitment. We set the example by demonstrating that team members can hold us accountable, encouraging them to give us feedback on our own performance in meeting stated goals.

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