By most credible measurements, government continues its downward spiral as the least trusted of institutions by most people. But public servants might take heart in the fact that media (news) isn’t far behind in its loss of credibility. The partisan divide – meaning who on the political spectrum does or doesn’t trust media – is dramatic.
In trying to earn trust, leaders of all stripes should consider how they lead and how they interact with those they’re leading. And by leading, I’m not only suggesting your internal (employee) followers, but also the public that you tend to lead by way of the power and influence granted to you in your position. Consider asking how you might lead and how they might follow alongside of you.