Written by Dave Rothacker on December 16, 2021

In John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, trust falls under The Law of Solid Ground: Trust is the Foundation of Leadership. It’s the single most important trait for a leader to have.

Trust is built on many things but the most important is character.

Character is revealed in relationships. When a person exhibits good character in coworker interactions, deposits of trust are made. When a person exhibits poor character, deposits of trust are withdrawn. It’s really that basic.

To build character, Maxwell recommends three areas:

Integrity - Always be honest.

Authenticity - Always be yourself.

Discipline - Always do what you’re supposed to do…even if you don’t feel like it.

Are you interested in building a solid foundation for your leadership?

I will be launching (at least) two John Maxwell masterminds in January. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. Each is based on a Maxwell book by the same name. I recommend reading the book(s) in December.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - The book in which to begin building your leadership foundation on. As we’ve seen here, every person in your company is in need of fundamental leadership education. Go here to sign up.

Developing the Leader Within 2.0 - I recommend this mastermind if you’ve already taken The 21 Irrefutable Laws mastermind. Go here to sign up.