A HIGH TRUST LEADER is an individual who has unquestionably strong personal credibility, has the ability to model and create a place of transparency and vulnerability, and are those who are able to extend trust across the organization.
Leaders who establish cultures that develop their leaders quickly discover that one of the key ingredients that fosters leadership development is trust.
HIGH TRUST LEADERS have learned how to interact with others in ways that increase trust levels while avoiding the pitfalls that deplete trust, and hinder change. While there are numerous actions and behaviors that affect the trust levels that people maintain, Stephen M.R. Covey in his book “Speed of Trust” has identified 13 Behaviors of High Trust Leaders.
The first five behaviors are primarily character-based; the second five are primarily competence based; the last three are equal parts of both character and competence.
13. Extends Trust – Does not withhold trust because risk is involved.