This is an interesting article on Leadership and Trust.  Trust is hard to build and easy to lose.  You don’t gain trust with a promotion, or a MBA degree.  You cannot order trust.

The Eight Pillars of Trust


From the article, I note these 2 things:

Competency: People must have some reason to trust a leader.   is a good one.  Mostly, the competency that the leader can make the team success and won’t betray or abandon the team.  There is an interesting book on this, called Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t


Compassion.Think beyond yourself. There are four keys ways we show we care: listen, show appreciation, be engaged, and serve others.

This element is interesting, considering this article in Harvard Business Review

Petraeus and the Rise of Narcissistic Leaders

Source: Jeffrey Pfeffer, Harvard Business Review

In the article, it asks if we are choosing more narcissistic leaders? The article provides the following definition : narcissistic leaders, as research by Stanford colleague Charles O’Reilly and colleagues notes, are characterized by the traits of dominance, self-confidence, a sense of entitlement, grandiosity, and low empathy.