Does your boss ask you to make the tea for a meeting❓

Does your boss trust you?

Hopefully, we can all recall a boss that supported us, helped us to grow and develop and pushed us forward to help us succeed.

When Jane Gunn told me the story of her boss saying he would make the tea while she ran the meeting, my unconscious bias raised its head. I answered, “oh dear”.

I just assumed he would let her make the tea. Actually, it was totally the opposite. He trusted her enough to let her lead the meeting while he made the tea and this was a good 20 years ago.

This week we release the seventh leadership chronicle and a story of success shared by Jane from the 4th conversation of #globalleadershiphypothesis – what makes a great leader.

Food for thought. We trust leaders based on the Trust Triangle (Harvard Business Review – May 2020):

💡 Authenticity

💡 Empathy

💡 Logic

Common trust wobbles are caused by:

⚡Misrepresenting parts of yourself (inauthenticity)

⚡Putting yourself ahead of others

⚡Not enough rigour in your analysis, an inability to execute or communicate your thoughts properly

What causes you to mistrust a leader❓


Interested in Leadership and what makes a great leader? Visit The Global Leadership Hypothesis for a range of interviews with Chairman of Boards, finance professionals, influencers, thought leaders, leadership consultants and many more

Access the trailer interview, full interview or transcripts to accelerate your leadership – learn from others

© Talita Ferreira, CEO and founder of Authentic Change Solutions

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