In leadership — trust is foundational and mandatory. It is the single most critical component to leadership that works. That’s why we placed it at the center of our ConantLeadership Flywheel which outlines the 7 connected practice areas that are essential to leading effectively in the 21st century. As part of our commitment to champion trust, we often look to the insights of other great leaders and thinkers to inform and inspire our thinking. Here are 23 smart tweets on trust that will challenge you to live and lead better — with greater integrity, mindfulness, competence, and trustworthiness.
1. Stephen M.R. Covey, the preeminent expert on trust, on the importance of results.
— Stephen M. R. Covey (@StephenMRCovey) December 30, 2015
2. Adam Grant on how doing great things builds the necessary trust to grow a network.
Many people think networking will help them do great things, but more often it’s accomplishing great things that builds a powerful network.
— Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) November 9, 2015
3. Barbara Brooks Kimmel on modeling trust at the top.
— Barbara Kimmel (@BarbaraKimmel) February 14, 2016
4. Vala Afshar reminds us what it’s all about.
A list of the most important success factors for building a great company:
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 23, 2016
5. Marshall Goldsmith on honoring your relationships.
The benefit of winning small points is less important than the cost of damaging valued relationships.
— Marshall Goldsmith (@coachgoldsmith) February 15, 2016
6. Paul McGillicuddy on the power of listening.
— Paul McGillicuddy (@phmcgillicuddy) February 17, 2016
7. Chris Gardner on admitting your mistakes.
There is no greater testament to character than how you behave when you are wrong. #pursuitofhappyness
— Chris P. Gardner (@CEOofHappYness) June 1, 2015
8. Linda Locke on knowing, and valuing, your stakeholders.
— Linda Locke (@Reputationista) January 28, 2016
9. Bill George on building a network of people you can trust.
— Bill George (@Bill_George) January 4, 2016
10. Rachel Botsman on the importance of treating people with respect and valuing their humanity.
— rachel botsman (@rachelbotsman) November 5, 2015
11. Carol Sanford reminds us that trust is a skill to be practiced.
Trust is a personal capability rather than an earned position.
— Carol Sanford (@carolsanford) January 25, 2016
12. Brené Brown with a powerful MLK quote on integrity.
A simple and powerful way to describe integrity. pic.twitter.com/6wNDW6gbqL
— BreneBrown (@BreneBrown) January 18, 2016
13. Robin Sharma on the job of a leader.
The leader’s job is to lift people up versus take people down. Today, please affirm the value of all those around you.
— Robin Sharma (@RobinSharma) February 22, 2016
14. Gretchen Rubin on putting our best foot forward.
Temporary becomes permanent, so start the way you want to continue.
— Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) February 19, 2016
15. Paulo Coehlo on wielding influence responsibly.
Weak and small is the person who uses his power to abuse – either by words or by actions.
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) December 16, 2015
16. Mark Fernandes with a Klaus Balkenhol quote on the difference between a leader and a boss.
“A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol#leadership
— Mark Fernandes (@MarkSFernandes) February 22, 2016
17. Dorie Clark on the importance of seeing people as they really are.
When we misunderstand each other, the missed nuances can have serious repercussions for business success: https://t.co/kQ2jCBSqBf
— Dorie Clark (@dorieclark) February 24, 2016
18. Marala Scott on the responsibility of a trustworthy leader.
Just as someone can lift your spirit or improve your mindset with kindness it’s your responsibility to do the same for others. –Marala Scott
— Marala Scott (@MaralaScott) January 26, 2016
19. Jim Kouzes remind us of the importance of showing up for people.
— Jim Kouzes (@Jim_Kouzes) February 17, 2016
20. Mike Myatt on the attitude that gets results (we can’t earn trust without results).
#Leadership Tip: “can do” (ability) without “will do” (attitude) will fail to produce “have done” (results).
— Mike Myatt (@mikemyatt) January 20, 2016
21. Kevin Kruse on what motivates trustworthy leaders.
Authentic leaders do the job in pursuit of results, not for their own power, money or ego. – https://t.co/95Yt1bFkWv
— Kevin Kruse (@Kruse) February 20, 2016
22. Youngme Moon reminds us we have no excuse — we can ignite change and earn trust where we are, with what we have, right now.
It takes less than you think to change the world. The entirety of Gandhi’s worldly possessions, 1948. pic.twitter.com/MQtgEGYDwY
— Youngme Moon (@YoungmeMoon) April 5, 2015
23. And finally, Stephen M.R. Covey breaks down the ingredients of trust. (We couldn’t resist including him twice).
Trust is equal parts character and competence. #SpeedofTrust
— Stephen M. R. Covey (@StephenMRCovey) February 23, 2016