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Most of us agree that building trust is essential at all levels of our careers.
And most of us don’t give much thought to how to go about building trust. We assume that people will see our work, see that we’re good at it, and then start to trust us. Bingo. Trust built!
That's far from how it works.
Building trust doesn’t have to be complicated, and it’s something you need to be aware of and be actively working to make happen. Since most of us are continuing to work from home, it’s even more important to ensure your employees know that you’re there still for them and that they can still rely on you.
During 2020 it was easy to think, “We just need to get through this year.” As a result, you might have put off some necessary and hard work around building trust with your team.
I get it! It was difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that how we had to work in 2020 was the way we would be working in 2021.
There is one question, no matter who asks it and in what context, that is almost always initially answered with a, “No”.
Do you know what that question is?
It’s, “Do you need help?”
Our first instinct when answering this question is always, “No.”
We say to ourselves, “Do I need help?! Of course not!”
But - maybe. Maybe I do.
You probably do need help with something.
For some of us, admitting that we need help is akin to admitting we can’t do something, which we see as basically failing. But that’s not the case.
Asking for help, or even just admitting that you need help, isn’t failure. It’s far from it.
Asking for help is something many of us equate to weakness or lack of ability. We think to ourselves, “If I ask my manager for help, she will begin to think I’m not capable. The economy is in a bad state and who knows if...
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