The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness

The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness

There are many leadership styles and specific leadership skills and qualities. One core quality for effective leadership is trust.  Leaders who build trust build successful teams. Take a look at this article that details the importance of trust.

What makes a great leader? You are probably thinking it’s something buzzword-worthy like confidence. Or maybe vision. Or emotional intelligence—you hear about that one all the time. For sure, those are all good qualities for a leader to have, …

When your team trusts you as a leader, it increases commitment to team goals. Communication improves, and ideas flow more freely, increasing creativity and productivity.  Perhaps most important, in the hands of a trusted leader, employees are more comfortable with change and more willing to embrace a new vision.

From my point of view, trust means building a meaningful relationship. Trust means each person cares about the other person and the other person’s motives.  An employee trusts their leaders action and vision.

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