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Why people quit on us part 2

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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From The Word For You Today by Bob Gass

Jan. 12th—Why People Quit On Us (2)

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly.”
Proverbs 18:24 NKJV

People quit on us because of: (1) Untrustworthiness. Working with someone we don’t trust is a miserable experience. And we lose the trust of others when we act inconsistently in what we say and do, seek personal gain above shared gain, withhold information, lie or tell half-truths, and become close-minded. Trust is like a mirror; when it’s shattered it can be pieced back together again, but the cracks usually show. (2) Incompetence. The way to inspire confidence in people is not with charisma, but with competence. When a leader is incompetent he takes the focus off the organization’s vision and values and places it onto his own behavior. If people working for an incompetent leader have a high degree of skill, they continually worry about their leader messing things up. If they don’t have experience, they won’t know what to do. Either way, productivity and morale suffer. (3) Insecurity. Good leaders do two things: they develop other leaders and try to work themselves out of a job. Insecure leaders never do that. They don’t want to train people to reach their potential and be more successful than they are. In fact, they don’t want them to be able to succeed without their help. Any time someone who works for them rises too high, they see it as a threat. People want to work for leaders who fire them up, not put out the fire. If they perceive that their leader is more concerned with maintaining their authority and protecting their position, they’ll eventually quit and find someone else to work for.

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