Great leadership is built on trust. Leadership skills can be developed by productivity. Connectivity can increase productivity. First, begin by building trust! Relationship building, collaboration, and organizational success depend on it.
In a recent study conducted by PwC, it states 91% of business executives say their ability to build and maintain trust improves the bottom line!
So how do great leaders build trust?
Great leaders build trust through Communication!
Developing your communication skills is key to how great leaders build trust.
You can improve your communication skills by following these tips:
- Maintain Eye Contact
- Eye contact is a nonverbal cue that greatly influences how others perceive your message. Maintaining eye contact shows presence and attention, conveys sincerity and authenticity, and fosters emotional connections with others. It can be particularly challenging to communicate online since you may not know where to look. Keep your eyes on the camera to maintain eye contact.
- Ask Questions
- Gain a person’s trust by learning more about them. By asking questions, you demonstrate genuine interest, active listening, and a desire to understand the viewpoints of others. Great leaders use it to foster collaboration, build trust, and create a positive work environment.
- Watch Your Non-verbal Behavior:
- Your body language accounts for 55% of your impression! Consider your tone of voice, facial expressions, and gestures. Try to avoid fidgeting, playing with items, or biting your nails. It is important to be aware of these things in order to exude executive presence.
Whether you are aspiring to become a leader or are already in a leadership role, communication is vital!
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Jayne Latz works with organizations to empower our clients to communicate confidently and effectively in any situation, whether it’s giving a presentation, leading a meeting, or simply engaging in everyday conversation.