Trust is always a hot topic, especially how to build trust. It is so important in everything we do. We all know that. But we don’t always know how to keep it flowing in our teams. There is a lot of pressure on us as leaders to keep trust high at all times.
Watch this video to learn how to build trust in your team, by giving trust.
Build Trust by Giving Trust.
I’ve been on many different teams over my career, and the ones that I look back fondly on are the ones where there was a lot of trust. It is so much easier to get your own job done when you aren’t worried about what somebody else is doing, or not doing, or thinking about doing.
When I look back, I realize the trust was something that was built over time through many different tasks being hammered out, projects being collaborated on, difference of opinions, great successes, good days and bad days. It really did take time. I know that I personally hate it when someone tells me the answer to something is to “give it some time”. Ugh, really? No, I want to take action!
The action you can take right now, to start speeding up the whole building up trust process in your team is to start trusting. Since you can’t make someone trust you, and you can’t make anyone else be trustworthy, start by giving trust to others.
Trust is so fascinating to me. The more trust there is flowing around, the more it multiplies and the stronger it gets. I love it.
Now if I asked you, you probably say you trust your team. Great. But how could you trust them more? What are you holding on to that you could let go and have them do? What is a decision you normally make that someone else could be trusted to do so? What is a piece of information you normally hold back that you could begin sharing?
Take your leadership full throttle by finding ways to give out more trust to your team. Let the trust spread throughout your team and continue to find ways to help it grow!