To get trust, you have to freely give it.
This is a tough concept for many people. It’s the opposite of what we normally think. We think of trust as something to be earned. We’ll trust someone when they give us proof that they can be trusted.
But being a leader often means going against conventional thought and reaching out to give when others would grab.
Trust is going to be essential during the exceptional circumstance the world finds itself in right now. Leaders will have to trust their people and vice versa.
On this Everybody Matters Podcast, Matt Whiat and Sara Hannah of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute (formerly BW Leadership Institute) had a discussion on the true meaning of trust with Leadership Freak, Dan Rockwell.