Your team won't trust you if they never know which version of you they are going to get each day. And vice versa. Having a high trust culture is important because without it, it's difficult or impossible to successfully accomplish workplace "buzzword" values like teamwork, vision casting, mentoring, change management, and empowerment.
Trust is built when we consistently meet the expectations others have for us. Here are five ways to help you meet those expectations and give others a reason to trust you.
1. I deliver on my promises.
2. I don't lie for you or to you.
3. I manage my emotions maturely.
4. I communicate openly and with care.
5. I have a predictable way of responding to you.
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.Ed in Instructional Systems Design and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.