There’s a saying that says, “to get others to trust you; you must first trust them.” Easy to say, but how do you do that? Especially, if you don’t know the other person? You don’t know what they know, what they believe, or how they’re going to behave. Will they do the quality job they say they will?
Rather than starting by trusting them first, a better place to start is with yourself. As a leader, Do you trust your ability to respond to whatever might happen? If you don’t, start by becoming more aware of your mindsets, fears, and values. Leaders who are self-aware are more able to respond to whatever happens around them.
Once you trust your ability to respond, extending trust to others becomes far easier. You’ll know that no matter what they do or how they behave that you can respond.
You’ve got this.