Letters from a perfect imperfectionist: Faith

Your team will excel when they know that you have faith in them.

You will develop that faith when:

you know that they are committed to your vision
you know that they are dedicated to fulfilling their individual responsibilities
you know that they are loyal
you know that their allegiance to you and your cause is unconditional
you know that they are pursuing their unique ability

Part of your leadership role is to continuously demonstrate that faith.

Your appreciation and respect.

Part of their role as team members is to continuously demonstrate that your faith in them is justified.

Their fidelity.

If there is a single person in your team in whom you have no faith, that will weaken the whole.

They must be changed – or changed.

When you do that, you show faith in yourself.

People follow leaders who continuously demonstrate faith in themselves.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.