OUR MISSION & CHALLENGES OF LEADERSHIP
Dynamic Potential is committed to assisting individuals, teams, and organizations as they transform their goals, challenges, and obstacles, into sustainable and attainable success.
Being fully trustworthy and true to personality, spirit, and character.
Creating shared participation and ownership in order to maximize the end result.
Offering candor grounded in caring and deep respect for the individual.
Pursuing and applying knowledge, ideas, and growth, both personally and professionally.
Generating optimism about the future and energy to produce new successes.
Encourage and foster risk taking and innovation
THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP
At the core of outstanding leadership lies one remarkable ability that separates good leaders from extraordinary leaders. Great leaders know how to build, repair, and maintain Trust.
In all productive human relationships, be it in the workplace and life, trust is the foundation that allows us to thrive. We ask our customers to put their trust in us when we sell them our products. We ask each of our employees to trust that we will provide the support, skills, and tools they need to promote our products. We leave our shirts at the dry cleaner and Trust that they will be cleaned and pressed, and ready at the agreed time. A colleague requests a report be completed by Friday and, when we agree to that deadline, he/she trusts the report will be completed. Even in the simple request of meeting someone for a working lunch, we require a level of trust in this person to show up on time.
In organizations today, one of the costliest and most avoidable breakdowns is the breakdown in Trust. Absent trusting relationships, fear, and uncertainty run rampant in the workplace. How do we cultivate this important quality? How, too, do we rebuild Trust when it breaks?
What is Trust?
Julio Olalla, internationally renowned Master Executive Coach says it best, “Trust is the emotion that underlies our ability to coordinate some type of action with others.” [i]
Before we can proceed with coordinating action with others, we must make a judgment as to what is possible or not possible when we develop a relationship. If we break down the elements needed to form a trusting relationship, these elements then become the basis for our ability to evaluate the possibilities for this relationship’s future.
The Newfield Network, an international business and life coaching organization, defines trust “as a positive assessment of another’s sincerity, competence and reliability.” [ii]