Former Head of Executive Development Programs, Google
When I was at Google, we talked a lot about the changing nature of leadership. We talked about the mindset shifts that would be required to meet the shifting conditions in our industry. We made a huge investment in teaching leaders systems thinking and complexity to match the uncertainty of the world around us. And we infused self and situational awareness into every aspect of our leadership philosophy and development practices. Our goal was to develop more human leaders who would be ready to face the challenges of the future.
It was good stuff. Really good stuff. But, it was missing something. For all of the great things we talked about and practiced, we never really talked about trust.