Forbes: 12 Ways Companies Can Create More Trust In Their Leadership

Forbes: 12 Ways Companies Can Create More Trust In Their Leadership

12 Ways Companies Can Create More Trust In Their Leadership

Studies have shown that mutual trust within organizations corresponds to stronger financial results — but that’s not all. According to a survey from HCI , it also influences employee retention, engagement and productivity. “Trust is a decision we all make to empower others to affect us — and it is created around the interactions we have based on that decision,” states the report.

When leaders are competent at what they do, meaning they effectively communicate and show trust in their employees, a natural dynamic develops where those behaviors are mirrored back to them. Below, we asked 12 members of Forbes Coaches Council to name one strategy that larger companies can use to create more trust in leadership. Here’s what they said:

 

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Be Open With Your Failures

Along with transparency, leaders need to be vulnerable with what may be perceived as failures. It isn’t about spinning a situation anymore. It is about being honest and forthright with what didn’t work and what we are going to do about it together. People want to know they are part of something bigger. Seeing these qualities in leadership will begin to forge tighter bonds of trust and loyalty.

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: 11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

Forbes: 11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

Rapid and significant changes in all industries mean new skill requirements in employees. But hiring employees with the right backgrounds is proving more and more challenging for companies today. A recent survey by ManpowerGroup of more than 41,000 hiring managers around the world found that 38% are having trouble filling positions.

Why are some companies having such a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill open positions, and how should they change their strategy? Below, 11 Forbes Coaches Council members explain:

 

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Create Ownership Opportunities

Employee engagement has been flat since 2000 and workforce shifts are occurring. Become intentional about adopting new workplace practices and focusing on people. Knowing what people are good at allows us to plug them into roles of ownership instead of placing them into task-driven roles. People want to be engaged, fulfilled and doing good work. They often aren’t given the platform to do so.

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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