What is the leader’s greatest asset? In leadership circles, the greatest asset is trust. If people lose trust in their leader, they will not follow, and without followers there is no leadership.
What can leaders do in order to establish a relationship of trust?
Demonstrate competence. Wisdom in decision-making and follow through helps leaders show a competence that followers need.
Eliminate inconsistencies. Learning to align our words and actions with our core values may not completely eliminate inconsistency, but it helps.
Cultivate character. While challenging, integrity is the foundation of our character upon which we cultivate trust.