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The value of TRUST…

“Without trust we don’t truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.” – Stephen R. Covey

A Leader’s most crucial and meaningful responsibility is cultivating an environment of trust. It’s pathetic even to imagine a department where the team doesn’t trust its leader OR Where the leader doesn’t trust their team OR Where members of the team don’t trust each other.

Things might still get fulfilled, but with an upsetting grade of difficulty, outcomes would not be as profitable as they might be in a workplace where trust is instilled.

Trust is a two-way street

Trust is a two-way street, and you can’t build a Successful Organization without mutual trust. 

How does a Leader ascertain trust in their team? 

They must give team members liberation and a satisfactory grade of freedom to work in a team play.

A Leader supporting a team with ample freedom doesn’t mean abandoning them. The leader’s job is to make sure that team members have enough knowledge about what they’re being asked to do, and why and how they are supposed to do it. 

Leaders must also provide the team members with credit for their work and ownership of their results. And not to forget that it’s usually up to the leader to step in whenever required to remove any sort of hurdles to success.

When the team is trusted, they’re empowered. Authenticity, logic, and empathy at the personal level help make it possible for colleagues to trust each other. 

 Actions That Can Lead To A Loss Of Trust

Here are some actions that can cause team members to lose trust in their leader. Try to avoid these.

• Allowing what you say to be out of sync with what you do

• Believing that your personal gain matters more than the greater good of the team

• Withholding important information

• Not showing interest in what team members have to say or contribute

Building trust in a Team does take time but is a crucial factor for the High Performing Teams and Leader has an important role to play.

Start building more trust

Leadership trust is a must-have for anyone in a position of authority.

Now you know why it’s so important. Plus, now that you have a handful of strategies for building leadership trust in your own workplace, it’s time to put them into practice.

If you’re struggling with building trust, check out BeLeader Coaching Programs and our Services. We help build leaders that accelerate team performance and engagement. And we can help provide you with the skills and mindsets needed to perform at your peak.

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