Social media provides plenty of fodder for blogger intros and pastoral sermon illustrations. I was reading someone’s posts a while ago in response to a police officer who froze up on the job. The writer commented that if they were faced with that situation, their response would be too quick and decisive to give them the chance to freeze up. Sometime later, that person was faced with a real-life situation where they did exactly what most people without training for such situations do – they ducked for cover and stayed hidden until the danger was gone.
Trust, as they say, is one of those things that takes a long time to get and an instant to lose. Are you worried about the level of trust your people have in you? Guess what? It’s your responsibility to create a culture where you are trusted to lead and you trust your staff to accomplish the mission of the organization.
Sometimes the only way to make sure it gets done right is to do it yourself. You have probably said that or even still believe it. You don’t pass off tasks to others because you need it done right the first time. But without properly delegating tasks, you’ll never succeed in business or in life for that matter.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve read something on the internet, especially on social media, and your emotions wanted so much to believe it, you took it at face value later to find out it was false.