Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. – Stephen Covey
Today’s conversation is all about a key ingredient of leadership – trust. And trust me (no pun intended), this is not a soft element in leadership. It is critical.
Here are a few of our main discussion points:
- Establish guardrails. What are the boundaries for each team member?
- Trust is something that can be measured. According to Gallup’s recent survey, only 34% of American employees feel engaged in their work. The gift of trust would go a long way to improve that percentage.
- What happens when trust is violated in an organization? There is a difference between a moral failure and just not executing well.
- What can leaders practically do to build trust in our organizations? Sometimes it starts with admitting you aren’t perfect.
- What can great communication, or lack thereof, do to contribute to trust growing or declining in your team?
If all else fails, one of the best ways to build trust among an organization is to throw a party and just spend time laughing together. If you can’t laugh and relax together as a team, you probably won’t be able to get through the tough stuff together either.
Question: Is trust something you are committed to building in your organization? When you can honestly answer yes, the next question is – how are you measuring the trust quotient on your team?