These are the 2 most valuable things a leader can give.
In your professional life, you’ll find that the longer a relationship lasts, the more you realise that the gifts or treats – things that can be purchased – are meaningless. What the people in your life want is meaningful time with you, even if it’s spent doing nothing but being in each other’s company.
Trust is also massively important – and it goes both ways.
Almost by design, as a leader, the people in your life trust you to guide them, keep them safe and be well provided for. Trust is the cornerstone of any and all relationships.
People often ask me why we, the Squirro team, have stuck together for so long, especially in this fast-paced startup world.
We’re simply fond of each other, so we give each other our time and our trust.