People are more willing to accept the influence of leaders that they trust. Because people are naturally skeptical of their leaders, it takes time for leaders to earn trust.
When people perceive leaders as trustworthy, it inspires positive emotions and attitudes. Trust mitigates feelings of uncertainty and stress.
People trust leaders that are authentic and have integrity. Being competent and confident also earns trust.
People are more willing to take creative risks when they trust their leaders. Teams that trust their leaders are more effective at solving problems and overcoming challenges.
Earning trust helps create a positive climate and build resilient teams. Earn trust is a leader task for front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders.