If we can learn one thing from today’s headlines, it is that trust is gone. Trust in the system. Trust in government. Trust in our public schools. Trust in corporate America. Trust in Wall Street. And trust in leadership. GONE.
If you are a leader, it is time to face the facts:
everyone feels betrayed.
If you are truly honest, people have plenty of reasons to feel this way. One of my favorite quotes from author, self-hypnosis educator and supporter of alternative approaches to pain relief says it best...
"Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality." - Michael Ellner
What is it going to take for things to become fair and balanced in this world? Yes, life is not perfect, but don't you think it is time we expect something better? A better world starts with each of us, standing firm and demanding a better standard.
And by the way...if you choose to stand without integrity, pretending that you do, don't count on many people following you this year. I won't that is for sure. Most people have an automatic BS detector that is on high alert.
If you wish to attract a following, you MUST reestablish trust. Trust that is REAL. Start by trying to understand what we are going through. We've all had enough.
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