How To Build Trust As A Leader

As a new leader you want to build trust and credibility with your colleagues. You want them to feel that they’ve made the right decision in hiring you for the role. You need them to have faith in your ability to deliver on promises.

Whilst it can take time to build trust in the workplace, there are actions which you can take to help. Inspired by The Trust Equation, developed by Charles Green, I’ve written a series of articles on LinkedIn. Follow the links below to read each article.

4 variables of trust

  • Credibility – If there’s a disconnect between words and actions it affects the level of trust, which in turn impact commitment and engagement. This article gives 3 steps to increase credibility and therefore build trust.
  • Reliability – This article helps ensure that your colleagues know that you value their time, and recognise the impact that your behaviour has on their work. It includes some questions for you to reflect on.
  • Intimacy – Intimacy in this context is about how safe and secure people feel in sharing information with you. To create psychological safety you need trust. This article will help you put actions in place so that your staff feel that their opinions are valued.
  • Self orientation – If you’re self oriented you’re primarily concerned with your own needs. We may all like to think that we have low levels of self orientation. However, it’s worth reflecting on the subtle ways in which self orientation can show up.
The Trust Equation, developed by Charles Green.

I hope that the articles help you to reflect on ways to increase trust as a leader. If you’d like some help building trust in the workplace I’d love to hear from you. I offer a range of coaching packages. Book a free discovery call so we can chat about what you’re looking for.

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