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Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

A Leader's Nightmare: "I don't trust you"

I hate to admit it, but unfortunately, as a leader, I know what the words I don’t trust you sound like. Perhaps the most frustrating part for me at the time was that I didn’t know exactly what I did at the time to earn this statement. I spent countless hours second-guessing myself, asking other’s opinions, and trying to find a way to reconnect with this person to get us back on track.           But in searching for answers I found none.  Each day the distance between us seemed to grow larger,…See More
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Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

Rethinking Leadership: Are your control issues damaging morale?

"Micromanaging vs Leading"There is no greater disservice as a leader to our teams than to micromanage them. It baffles my mind that micromanaging is still a thing, and that anyone should have to spend any time sorting out and highlighting the differences between leadership and management.  But the longer I serve in a leadership role, the more carrots I see dangling around tempting people towards this fool’s errand. What’s the problem with micromanaging?  Signs and symptoms include making people…See More
Nov 22, 2017
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Lives in:
Ashland, Virginia
Department:
Henrico County Division of Fire
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
11
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership
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Bio:
Benjamin Martin is a Lieutenant with the Henrico County Division of Fire, currently assigned to the training section. He has over fourteen years in public safety. He is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on organizational culture and his take on emotional intelligence--Intoxicated Leadership. He is the owner and operator of www.EmbraceTheResistance.com.
Web site:
http://embracetheresistance.com

Benjamin Martin's Blog

A Leader's Nightmare: "I don't trust you"

I hate to admit it, but unfortunately, as a leader, I know what the words I don’t trust you sound like. Perhaps the most frustrating part for me at the time was that I didn’t know exactly what I did at the time to earn this statement. I spent countless hours second-guessing myself, asking other’s opinions, and trying to find a way to reconnect with this person to get us back on track.

           

But in searching for answers I found none.  Each day the distance between us…

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Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:01pm

Rethinking Leadership: Are your control issues damaging morale?

"Micromanaging vs…

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Posted on November 22, 2017 at 8:51am

The Enemies of Trust

The Enemies of Trust

 

Trust is a value that occurs in both ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Creating and maintaining trust is paramount for leaders, yet unfortunately many do not see the need for giving attention to it. Leaders can make the mistake of assuming that their rank and the ability to say because I said so binds people to their decision. But how does one define trust and what does it look…

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Posted on June 2, 2017 at 4:43pm

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