Creating Trust – A Risky Business

Effective leaders are trusted. Being trusted gives you influence with your peers, managers and staff. It also makes you someone who is listened to, who others turn to, and it enables you to have the tough conversations and push back when you need to. But trust is a two-way thing. Trusting takes courage and wisdom to create the relationships that will support you as an effective leader. What Is Trust? Trust is generated at an emotional level. A relationship is...

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What Makes You An ‘Attractive’ Leader?

Leaders have many aspects of how they enact their roles. One that particularly interests me, is the qualities that make a leader someone who is ‘in tune’ with the people around them and what is going on in their organisation. They are someone who hears what’s really going on, can foresee potential problems in the organisation, and is chosen by their peers and staff as wise counsel. The art and science of sociometry has a useful way of looking at...

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