I once worked for a leader who loved to tell us what to do. When we questioned his direction, he would say things like, “Just trust me.” How much do you think we trusted him?

Telling people to trust you is more likely to put them into a mindset of obligation. In obligation, they are following your advice and doing just enough to satisfy you. Does that sound like an environment for your team to do their best work?

Rather than telling them to trust you, ask them what would help them trust you. There is something out of alignment you’re likely not seeing. By asking them what it would take to trust you, you invite them to share their perspectives.

This means, of course, you have the opportunity to learn something about yourself. Pretty cool, right?

You’ve got this.

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