People are more likely to trust leaders who understand and embody the 3 elements that underlie trust. These are:
- Positive relationships (the extent to which a leader creates positive relationships with others),
- Good judgment/expertise (when making decisions and responding to problems), and
- Consistency (the extent to which leaders walk their talk and do what they say they will do).
For people to trust a leader, all 3 of these elements need to be above average in that leader’s behaviour. To find out more, go to https://hbr.org/2019/02/the-3-elements-of-trust