Leaders creating trust in an organization make it operate more efficiently and here are 13 ways which can accomplish this.
Using simple truthful honest language eliminates doubt about what your goals and requests are.
Genuinely caring or appropriately nurturing and protecting your workers is respectful and creates respect in return. Nurturing can take the form of encouragement and giving one the opportunity to learn new useful job skills and protection can mean not violating confidentiality is there is any.
Don’t obscure your information, real goals, or needs so they can be truthfully verified by disclosure.
Right wrongs by apologizing quickly and making restitution where possible.
Show loyalty and give credit freely to people when speaking of or to them even though they may not always be present themselves.
Deliver results completely and on time without overpromising and underdelivering and don’t make excuses if results don’t come in on time or are incomplete but take steps so that it won’t happen again.
Try to improve and get better by thanking and using valuable feedback.
Confront reality and deal with it boldly even if it seems unmentionable or undiscussible.
Truthfully state goals and expectations so they can be discussed, validated, and renegotiated if needed and expect them to be fulfilled once assumed.
Practice accountability if it is your responsibility but take steps to make others accountable too if they are largely the reason why goals or expectations were not met.
Listen first to others and don’t assume what their priorities have been because they may be different than the ones you had in mind.
Judiciously make and do your best to keep commitments or promises and don’t violate confidentiality.
Extend trust to those who have earned it and extend it conditionally to those who are trying to earn trust.
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