Leadership Trust: 8 Keys to Create Credibility
Leadership trust is about positive influence. However, too many leaders have negative influence and that’s why 70% of employees don’t like their boss. In addition, nearly 9 out of 10 employees are disengaged at work.
Research Shows Leadership Trust is Low
Research by Edelman’s Trust Barometer demonstrates that trust worldwide in leaders in all institutions is at all time lows. Furthermore, in the US trust is at record breaking lows. This leadership training video will show you how to gain trust fast. And, keep it.
Keys to Building Leadership Trust
Trust is about the relationship a manager has with his or her employees.
Managers who build trust, starting with honesty, are golden to their organizations. Why? Because employees become inspired to their best performance-regularly. Trust involves leading by example. This means you do what you say you will do. You admit mistakes. In addition, you follow-through on promises or requests. Good communication, and listening are are crucial elements. Bottom-line, leadership trust requires treating employees with respect, as partners, as champions. This is servant leadership at its core.
Without trust employee engagement wanes and all other business results suffer. Do you know what it is like to work with a bad boss? Think about it. A dishonest boss doesn’t bring out the best in employees. Managers with trust forge a bond with employees. As a result, employees want to do a better job. Now, it doesn’t take forever to get trust but you do have to earn it by your daily behavior. Set high standards, expect the best but be helpful to your team so they do well. Don’t be the obstacle. Also, you have to lead with integrity. Integrity involves doing business with ethics and committing to do what’s right not what is expedient. Watch this management video training for the 8 keys for building trust and credibility with your team. Then, give it a “Thumbs up.”
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