A fundamental component of being a great leader is trust. This trait instills a sense of respect and loyalty among employees, which ultimately strengthens your team’s bond and drives successful outcomes. But just because you are in an executive role doesn’t mean you are entitled to trust – it requires intentional effort and reflection to ensure your actions align with what it means to be “trustworthy.”
Leadership guru Lolly Daskal offers seven signs of a trustworthy leader, a person who demonstrates that their title enables them to make other people’s lives better:
- They stand on principle even when they have to stand alone. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. In business, the desire for growth and success can put us in situations where we have to balance staying true to our mission and character against taking a financial hit. But great leaders act with integrity and “in the interest of the greater good, even if that means going against the prevailing trend,” Daskal writes.
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