Most leaders want to know how to BUILD trust with their teams.
But one question leaders rarely ask is: what am I doing right now that is BREAKING trust on my team?
The thing is, until you fix the leak in the boat, you can’t focus on getting to your destination. So today, I want to tell you the top THREE things I’ve seen break trust on teams.
Of all the teams and leaders I’ve coached, these three things have been consistent, across the board.
- Public disrespect or embarrassment
- Breaking agreements
Trust is built on CHARACTER and COMPETENCE.
Someone who is trustworthy will have the CHARACTER to do right by others—i.e., not gossip, have the best interest of others in mind rather than taking advantage of others to get ahead, not disrespect or embarrass others publicly, treat people how they want to be treated, etc.
Someone who is trustworthy will have the COMPETENCE to do what they say they’re going to do, to be dependable, to follow through timely, to meet objectives they say they’re going to meet and perform at the skill level they claim they can.
So, what do you think?
Are there areas where you as the leader may be unknowingly destroying the environment of TRUST on your team?
It can happen to the very best of leaders. Leading isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort. And the first step to leveling up your leadership is identifying areas for growth like this one.
***If you see areas of broken trust on your team, how can you REMEDY it?
***How can you MODEL trust?
***How can you SET EXPECTATIONS for your team, regarding the qualities of TRUST?
We talk about strategies for building TRUST in Phase 02 of The Coach Approach to Leadership program.
If you’d like to go more in-depth on the topic and get some practical help for your team, Contact me and we’ll set up a time to chat.