Think about your teachers, mentors, managers, employers: What made you trust some of them and distrust others? And in these days of unabashed corporate greed and corruption, what behaviors lead to trust among employees?
John Dame, in an article for the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network, says that there are four keys to being a trusted leader: selflessness, safety, service and sacrifice.
“Real leadership – the kind that inspires people to pull together and collectively achieve something great – can only be exercised when an executive is trusted,” writes Dame.
Selflessness, safety, service and sacrifice "will help you build an extraordinary team and produce winning results for your business," he promises.