No one will follow a leader they dont trust. Therefore, Trust is the nucleus of strong leadership and a healthy organization.
While no one is perfect. Every leader will make mistakes and lose some credibility from time to time.
Developing strong trust needs to be the focus of any strong leader and thriving organization.
The secret to developing trust quickly?
There is none.
Trust takes time and consistency. It takes time to build and can be quickly eroded.
That said, here are some strategies that if you execute consistently, will lead to strong team trust.
- Love on and care for people
- Intentionally Develop your character
- Always tell the truth
- Speak highly of people when they are not present
- If you need to provide criticism in private, make it about the action and not the person
- Be open and vulnerable