No leader can build a great team without trust.
When people trust one another, they are far more likely to take risks, ask questions, admit mistakes, and offer new ideas than teams with low levels of trust. Intuitively, this should not have come as a surprise. People feel more secure when they trust those around them, which allows them to focus their energy on the tasks at hand rather than continually assessing where they stand with others.
Poor leadership is building a great team and doing everything you can to hold onto control. However, no one can build and sustain a great company without trust. In today’s team-driven business world, creating a culture based on trust is one of the most critical responsibilities facing leaders in all organizations. While companies may go to great lengths to establish a culture that encourages trust, it falls upon individual leaders to follow through with those intentions and bring that level of trust to their teams, according to Rick Lepsinger.
Your company can have the best strategy, vision, plans, values, or purpose in the world, but if you don’t have a high degree of trust, nothing great can happen.