There are three ways to build trust both for yourself and with your team:
- Create transparency
- this is telling the truth in a way that people can verify and validate for themselves.
- Keep your commitments
- failing to complete commitments will deplete the levels of trust others have in you. This occurs when you overpromise and under-deliver.
- Extend trust to your team
- this is one of the best ways to build trust. Yet many leaders withhold trust because they trust only themselves. The challenge here? Distrust tends to get reciprocated. When others don’t trust you, you tend not to trust them back.
Share these three trust-building behaviours with your team and set the example for them to follow.
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