So you Think you can Lead…
Teams need to know that they can trust their leader. This is the second test a leader must pass to build raving followers.
There are simple signs that provide evidence that a person can be trusted or not trusted. A team must be confident that the person leading them is trustworthy. There are a number of activities that build or breakdown trust. See below for some examples of each.
Reinforcements : Things that improve likelihood of being trusted.
- Communicating clearly and courageously
- Acting in alignment with the goals and core values of the company
- Set team up for success
- Provide the right support structure
Violations – Things that break down trust.
- Manipulating a situation
- Telling different versions of stories
- Treating people differently
- Not staying consistent to a process (too laborious, don’t believe in it)
- Not giving the right support structure
To unlock your potential, do more trust building activities and work to eliminate the trust breaking ones.
Change needs practice. And practice needs patience.