The challenge of such simple truths as this one is that so many acknowledge & nod as they read, while subconsciously recognizing this to be about ‘other people'.
Additionally it is hard to do much about this within a culture (workplace or any org.) because so often such seemingly-simple concepts of trust, relations and communicating is ‘stuff’ viewed as being for 'our leaders & people - down below'...
At senior or even executive level, it is 'stuff' so often discounted as being beneath me - "...my people need to learn about this." (as if leaders at the top don’t have the same bad practices, challenges and issues).
*IF you know me, you know this isn't about dogging execs, it is about learning and growing for ALL of us with a LEADERSHIP FOCUS for sure. IF you are a leader or hope to be one - learn these truths! Be these truths! Model these truths! These will then BE our truths!
Leadership is just that – LEADING from the front and from the top down.