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Every leadership team I work with recognises that trust is an essential criteria for development. Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” clearly sets out that trust is the foundation for team performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inftqUOLFaM

Cerebrally, leaders get that if team members trust each other then amazing things can be achieved. However, talk of trust is often not complemented with talk of vulnerability…the emotional aspect of trust that requires risk, courage and consequence…which can be messy. Early in 2017 I found this article helpful to understand what’s going on with trust: https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-neuroscience-of-trust and I’m working hard to establish an approach that facilitates high levels of trust in teams; evidenced with feedback: “Richard has a real strength in developing strong relationships and creating an environment whereby sharing feels natural and challenge is welcome and rewarding. I hope I can continue to work with Richard and gain more from what has already proven to be a powerful relationship.”

Advent is a season of expectancy and preparation for Christians.  As your navigator I’m curious to know how you’re preparing for your 2018 leadership journey.  your navigator’s Advent Series 2017 is my collection of 16 reflections, insights and inspiring perspectives that I hope equip you for 2018.