It’s a fact. Organizations and teams thrive where trust exists. We all want to be part of a team that fully trust each other. Whether your team is a well running trust-fueled machine or a hot mess express, knowing how to build trust within your team is a skill you need to know.
Consider the fact that in 2004 there were 9,000 Blockbuster stores worldwide, and in 2011 Dish Network bought Blockbuster for a “bargain price” of $320 million. By then Blockbuster had shrunk to 300 stores and filed for bankruptcy in 2010. But beyond being an iconic curiosity, what does this mean for contemporary leaders?
When you think about leadership, the one thing that leaders do that makes them different from any other person, is they DECIDE. They also decide WHEN they are going to decide. They not only determine the direction their organization is going to move, they also manage the clock of when they make those decisions and choices.
With decision-making, we are faced with the question-- How do I make very difficult choices?