We like to keep things relatively simple here. When it comes to leadership, there are two types of bosses: worthwhile and worthless.
While there are many characteristics to consider in what makes a leader effective, trustworthiness is an imperative. It is the core value that fosters good relationships through good or bad times. This article, 7 Reasons Why Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders, by Glenn Llomis, offers valuable insight that formidable supervisors need to be in tune with to circumvent being tuned out by their employees.
The seven points proffered by Mr. Llomis are not only 9 to 5 fodder, they are life lessons that are applicable 24/7 to consider if being viewd as a trustworthy person is important to you.
1. Lack Courage-- Leaders that don’t stand up for what they believe in are difficult to respect and trust. Too many leaders today battle the gulf between assimilation and authenticity.