Good leadership requires trust. In his book Canoeing the Mountains, Tod Bolsinger writes, “No one is going to follow you off the map unless they trust you on it.”
Introducing change challenges any leader to their core. The resistance to change discourages leaders, yet it is inevitable.
While not absolute, often times the problem exists because leaders have not gained trust while leading on the map in order to have people follow them off the map.
Trust is built over time and leaders do not gain trust simply because they have a title or position. When they demonstrate credibility and competence, trust grows.