When it comes to leadership it’s important to earn the trust and respect of your team. When your team trusts you, they are more likely to follow your direction, take on new challenges, and work together to achieve your goals. But how do you earn that trust?
Here are five key ways that you can get the respect you deserve as a leader:
Communicate openly and honestly: One of the keys to earning trust is being open and honest. Make sure to communicate clearly and transparently, and be willing to listen to feedback and concerns.
Set clear expectations: When your employees knows what is expected of them, it’s easier for them to trust your leadership. Make sure to set clear goals and expectations, and provide the resources and support your employee needs to meet those expectations.
Follow through on your commitments: Earning trust is following through on your commitments. If you say you’re going to do something, make sure to do it. This will help you earn trust because you are dependable and reliable.
Be consistent: Consistency is crucial to building trust. Make sure to be consistent in your actions, communication, and decision-making, and your employees will come to trust that you are fair and reliable.
Show vulnerability: It can be tempting to try to project an image of perfection as a leader, but showing vulnerability can actually help you earn trust. By being open and honest about your own struggles and challenges, you can build a deeper connections with your employees, by showing that you are human and relatable.
Lead From Within: To earn the respect you deserve as a leader, first earn the trust of your employees.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.