leaders you can trust

Want to be a trusted leader? Ask Questions.

Ramos is a leader who seems aloof and uncaring. Not about the business, for which everyone can easily see his passion and commitment. The staff who work for him, though, don’t trust that he needs them.

Another leader, Caprice, is the opposite of aloof; she is always talking with her staff. She asks about their personal lives but shares nothing about herself. Staff don’t trust her because they don’t know her well.

Two different leaders who want to increase the amount of trust others feel toward them.

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Leaders: Do you pass the sniff test?

Many leaders I work with are interested in increasing employee engagement. In HR press we read about the high levels of cynicism in the workplace, and as leaders we fret about how to get our teams motivated and interested in the next round of transformational change. But did you know that you might unwittingly be the cause of cynicism? 

Lately I was told about a workplace practice which is much like the sniff test (when we sniff food in the fridge to decide if it’s still good enough to ingest).

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