Do you have a problem with trust in your leadership team?
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
One of the most important roles of leadership is the development of a high level of trust with and between team members.
The existence of a good level of trust between leadership team members underpins a team’s ability to make decisions quickly and objectively. When the level of trust is low, politics and personal agendas impair the ability of the leadership team to be as effective and successful as it could be. The leader plays a key role in ensuring trust levels are built and maintained.
Take a moment to consider your leadership team. Do you believe that your team members:
a) trust that one another’s intentions are good; and
b) trust in the ability of all team members to deliver results
If you can genuinely answer “Yes” to both it is likely that a high level of trust exists within the leadership team. This provides the platform for the team to operate at it’s most effective. However, if you have your doubts, then it is worth considering what you can do to improve trust levels to enable improved team performance.