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How to Know When a Leader Trusts You

He finished the game completing 26 or 43 passes for 398 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Conversely, with 2:55 left in the game and the Browns facing a 3rd-down and 9 yards to go for a first-down, the team inexplicably ran the ball instead of having quarterback Baker Mayfield try to complete a pass. The play was unsuccessful and the team was forced to punt.  It would appear the team’s head coach Kevin Stefanski does not have nearly the confidence in his quarterback as the Chargers do in Herbert.

If this is truly the case, I can relate to Mayfield. I’ve been there.

A Leader Trusts You When…

So how do you know when a leader trusts you?

The leader trusts you when they assign you important and complex items in high-pressure situations.

The Chargers put the ball in Herbert’s hands on four fourth-down plays and he executed each time. The Browns put the ball in the running back’s hands with less than three minutes to go.

The Chargers and head coach Brandon Staley trusted Herbert and justifiably so? Does your organization have an equal amount of trust in you?

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