Leaders should always remember that confidentiality is about a sacred trust. Followers need to know they can place their feelings, their very lives, into the hands of those who lead them.
1) When leaders keep confidentiality, relationships build resilience of character.
2) The ability to keep a confidence makes leaders more approachable.
3) Confidentiality is a privilege that helps develop greater leadership.
4) Keeping a confidence exudes a more Christlike nature.
Confidentiality is critical for leaders. They must guard what has been placed into their sacred trust. When they do, the resulting development of character builds a leadership worth following.