Where connection, appreciation, and empathy go, trust follows.
The fastest way to lose trust? Cut off connection, forgo appreciation, and abandon empathy.
Want to strengthen or reestablish trust? Make an effort to connect, make appreciation (and the expression of it) a core value of your team culture, and practice empathy daily.
Do you want your team to respect you (and show it)? Here's a place to start:
In what ways are you respecting your team (and showing it)?
When we want something from others, it's usually a sign we could give a little (or a lot) more of it back.
P.S. Great leaders put their people before their egos.