How do you lead?
How would you rate your trust-ability?
I read post a LinkedIn Group (Center for Creative Leadership) post called The First Law of Trust. It reminded me of an interview I recently scheduled for a clever candidate, a one-hour phone interview.
‘I felt like I was being interrogated rather than interviewed. I think he may be a ‘command-and-control’ type of leader. I’m more of an inclusionary type of leader. That has worked for me. I’m not sure he would be comfortable with my style.’
When I shared this comment with the HR Director, he was intrigued with the candidate’s insight. He said ‘He’s the kind of guy we need. Let me get with my hiring manager; we want to bring him in for a face-to-face.’ My first thought, trust-ability, which this candidate displayed, sells.
It also caused me to think about how trust-able am I? Part of the solution is to be pro-active and eliminate-the-negatives steps, as mentioned in the article.
Some other ideas that came to mine to build your trust-ability:
- Just doing what you say you’ll do, every time
- Sharing the credit when what you do succeeds
- Owning what happens when it could have gone better
- Spending time listening to your people
- Becoming a coach and a fan of your team.
Are you trust-able? What are some ways you create trust? And how can these ideas help you in a job-search?