. Clarity starts with honesty. People trust the clear and distrust the vague. Communicate clearly and frequently.
. Think beyond yourself. There are four keys ways we show we care: listen, show appreciation, be engaged, and serve others.
. Have high morals and be consistent in your thoughts, words, and actions. Always ask, “Am I doing the right thing?”
. Humility is the first step in learning. Create a regular plan for staying competent and capable.
. Great leadership demands sacrifice. The people who stick with you when things are tough are the ones you can really trust.
. Trust is about relationships. In every interaction we increase or decrease trust. Be genuine, be grateful and avoid gossip.
. You must deliver results to be trusted. Give attention, resources, time, opportunity, and help.
. Probably the most important pillar of all as it gives meaning to all of the other pillars. You will never get one big chance to be trusted in your life; you will get thousand of small ones. Just one inconsistency can change people’s perspective.
Read more here…
Great post over at leadershipnow.com based on a new book called The Trust Edge.
Here are eight pillars to form the framework for building trust and overcoming barriers in your leadership.
I think these are vitally important in your ministry work: