Dividends & Interest

Trust Me, It's the One Thing a Leader Should Never Lose

Craig Chappelow

If I asked you to identify the only unforgivable sin of managerial work, what would you say it was? Sexual harassment of a subordinate? Giving preferential treatment to sycophantic employees? Parking in the boss's reserved space? According to the Center for Creative Leadership's research on executive derailment, it's none of the above.

In theory you could commit one of these acts and still recover from it in the eyes of your co-workers. Don't get me wrong—each of these violations carries repercussions. It would take commitment, discipline, and time—not to mention forgiving co-workers—for you to overcome any of these transgressions. But it is possible. ...

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