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Aug
Are you a Trusted Leader?
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How to make sure you are on the right track.

People don’t always come out and tell us that they trust us (although they might actually tell us that they don’t). How can we be sure that we are intentionally acting in ways that build trust with others each day?

Start with acting reliably: Do what you say you are doing to do, when you say you are doing to do it. Don’t get distracted by other phone calls and emails: show others that they can count on you to deliver as promised.

Speak openly (and honestly): Even if we don’t know all of the answers, others want to know that we are telling as much as we know, when we know it. Be transparent in sharing information with others so that they can make good decisions, too.

Perform with competence: Others want to trust that we know what we are doing. Show them that you have done your homework and know how to get the work done and do it well.

Show you care: Some might think this is a sign of weakness, but when we ask employees how they know that they can trust their boss, they always say that a #trustedboss is one who shows that s/he cares. This is someone who asks about you, cares about your best interest, and goes out of his or her way to make your life and/or job better.

What will you do to show that you are a #trustedleader today?