|Earning Trust and Respect – Eight Points of Realization.|
By Dr. Rick Johnson
Wednesday, 27th June 2012
An essential to trust development rests with communication; furthermore, the achievement of employee trust enables people to reach deep down and give their all despite difficult circumstances.
To be effective and trustworthy, a manager has to be willing to admit where they have failed and identify their imperfections as areas for their own personal development. Admitting and identifying such issues regarding one’s self further fosters trust and demonstrates to employees that you are human and that you don’t have all of the answers.
Managers must further realize that:
You cannot force your work ethic on to every individual that you manage.
Everyone is different and you must recognize this and work through those differences. Managers must also evolve in their managerial style.
Through self-education, seminars, books and other manager’s experiences, a manager can learn new techniques to further the success of his/her subordinates.
Managers have to realize that they have to change as leaders and realize that the change starts with them. Self-inventory, reflection and improvement of management must take place for a successful change amongst the balance of the company.
We must not only believe that our employees are our most important asset; but we must also treat them as if they are and with respect.
We must be in control of our attitudes as our attitude impacts theirs. Spark involvement during meetings with your personnel – give them a true, genuine sense of contribution to the success of the company beyond their day-to-day responsibilities. Example, ask them “how can we as a department help the company become more successful?” ”any ideas for departmental improvement”…..and so on. To further solidify everything, a manager must realize that their body language can change how people internalize what’s being said. If you are genuine in your words and actions, your body language will give further demonstrate your sincerity otherwise, you have just lost credibility and integrity.
Every aspect of your being must be committed to being true to yourself and the team you manage.
Keep in mind that people have different values, principles and life experiences; and all of these will impact how you coach and manage them. A true leader inspires change because he or she is inspired to change. A stalemate attitude will not necessitate change within your team.
Rick Johnson, Executive Advisor, expert speaker, wholesale distribution’s “Leadership Strategist”, founder of CEO Strategist, LLC a firm that helps clients create and maintain competitive advantage. Need a speaker for your next event, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.