Leaders and emerging leaders often worry about gaining the trust of direct reports, team members and upper management because it can determine leadership success or failure. Trust of your leadership is often difficult to develop or maintain because of human hardwiring, diverse personalities, continuously changing personal needs, communication styles that create difficult people issues, work conflicts, diverse skills and abilities, conflicting perceptions of a given event, workplace conflicts, personal priorities that compete with work responsibilities, etc.
Trust of your leadership is almost always more essential to your success than your training, credentials, funding and other resources, strategic planning; even your competency.
No matter how fair and unbiased you are, in spite of your best conflict resolution and listening skills, trust of your leadership can be fragile due to the factors listed above. Broken trust is difficult and time consuming to repair.
Use Women’s Leadership Coaching to discover your vulnerabilities and prevent predictable “Leadership Trust Traps”. Prevent leadership trust problems because, like all leaders, you will make mistakes and you’ll have to repair broken trust issues over time.