Happy Monday, friends! I love not dreading Mondays anymore because I love my life and my work. Today on our 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership series of videos, I’m talking about law #6, The Law of Solid Ground. This law is all about trust. It says that character makes trust possible and trust makes leadership possible.
Building trust as a leader is crucial to be able to lead others well. There are a few resources that I like to use for team building and building trust that I’d like to recommend.
The first is the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. In Pat’s book he tell a fictional fable about a new leader coming into a company and overcoming these five dysfunctions in order to build a solid team. I love the simplicity and practicality of these concepts. That being said, while the concepts are simple, implementing them is not that easy.
I also encourage people to read The Speed of Trust by Steven Covey. It is a great book fully devoted to how to build trust.
And finally, Bréne Brown’s TED talk about vulnerability is one that I recommend and I watch over and over because it is something I constantly need to work on. Getting vulnerable and open and authentic with others is how we can really build trust. I also recommend her book Daring Greatly which was written after such overwhelming response to her TED talk.
So, here’s my video on the Law of Solid Ground. I’d love to know what you think in the comments! How do you build and maintain trust?
If you’re interested in creating a more cohesive team and working on building trust as a leader, I’d love to talk with you about my small group retreats for corporate teams and one on one coaching/mentoring to help you navigate your relationships as a leader more effectively. Just shoot me an email at email@example.com.